RALEIGH, N.C. – Ann Denlinger, a former public school superintendent with decades of classroom and administrative experience, became president of the Wake Education Partnership on May 1.
Over the past four decades, Denlinger has served as a teacher, principal and superintendent in North Carolina public schools, most recently as the superintendent of the Durham Public Schools from 1997 to 2006.
She has left her current post as a senior associate at the Schlechty Center for Leadership and School Reform to join the Partnership, which is an advocacy organization that mobilizes businesses and the community to strengthen Wake County public schools.
During her tenure leading the Durham system, Denlinger received the North Carolina Superintendent of the Year Award in 2000, the first woman to receive the honor.
She has also served as superintendent of Wilson County Schools, assistant superintendent of Wake County Schools and as a teacher principal in public schools in Raleigh.