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New Petersburg City Schools Superintendent Announced

New Superintendent for Petersburg City schools comes with 29 years of experience.

Dr. Maria  Pitre-Martin will take over for Dr. Marcus Newsome who retires at the end of this month. Newsome started as superintendent in 2016 and was previously superintendent of public schools in Chesterfield County.

In a press release, School Board Chair Kenneth Pritchett said that more than 40 candidates from 19 states applied.

Dr. Pitre-Martin is currently the deputy state superintendent for the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. She also as superintendent of Thomasville City Schools, a North Carolina district with 2,500 students, 93 percent of whom qualify for free or reduced-price lunch.

According to Petersburg City Public Schools, 4,000 students are enrolled.

Ian Stewart/WCVE News


Ian M. Stewart previously was the transportation reporter and fill-in anchor for VPM News.
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