Interim Superintendent Kenneth Simington
On February 26, 2019 the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools Board of Education approved a contract to hire Dr. Kenneth Simington as Interim Superintendent while the board begins the search for Dr. Beverly Emory’s permanent replacement. Emory announced her resignation as WS/FCS Superintendent on February 8, 2019. She will begin working as the Director of District and Regional Support with the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction in May.
Simington has spent most of his 30+ years in education in the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools. Most recently, he has served as Deputy Superintendent since 2016. Prior to that role, he served as the Assistant Superintendent for Instructional and Student Services and the Chief Academic Officer. Simington has been in multiple roles during his tenure, starting as a school counselor. He has a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a Master’s of Education degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He has his Doctor of Philosophy in Counseling from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. He attended Carver High School and graduated from East Forsyth High School.