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Former Durham Superintendent to Head Wake Education Partnership

Posted April 25, 2007 10:39 a.m. EDT
Updated April 26, 2007 12:58 p.m. EDT

— The former superintendent of Durham Public Schools has been named the new director of Wake Education Partnership.

Ann Denlinger will assume the leadership role at the organization's new president on May 1.

“Throughout my 40-year career, my only purpose, whether as a teacher or a superintendent, was to provide all students with a top-quality education. I believe the experience and insights I bring from my 15 years as a superintendent will be a great benefit to Wake Ed and to the community,” Denlinger said.

During Denlinger's tenure in the Durham schools, student achievement improved on measures including end-of-grade tests, SAT scores and dropout rates.

“Ann is well-qualified to lead Wake Education Partnership by virtue of her demonstrated experience as a powerful leader in education,” said John McKinney, chair of the Partnership’s board of directors. “But what makes Ann such a great fit for Wake Ed is her dedication to improving our community and the lives of our students through excellent public education.”

Denlinger recently worked as a senior associate at the Schlechty Center for Leadership and School Reform, helping teachers, administrators, superintendents, school board members and community leaders improve public schools throughout the United States.