From Staff Reports
A longtime Virginia educator will be the next superintendent of Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools.
The city school board has unanimously selected Nyah Hamlett, currently the chief of staff for Loudoun County Public Schools, to lead the district beginning Jan. 1. Hamlett was selected from a field of 36 candidates from 14 different states and territories and will be paid an annual salary of $226,000.
“We are certain that Dr. Hamlett’s demonstrated commitment to equity, communication and transparency makes her selection a strong choice for our schools and our community,” said school board chair Mary Ann Wolf.
Hamlett replaces Jim Causby, who has served as interim superintendent for CHCCS since the late spring, when he took over from Pam Baldwin, who had resigned. Baldwin left the district under fire, after criticism over financial irregularities during her tenure.
Before moving to Loudoun County, Hamlett spent 12 years with the Henrico County Public Schools, also in Virginia, at both the school and central office levels, ultimately working for five years as assistant superintendent for instructional support. In that position, she supervised a number of instructional and support programs, including exceptional education (special education and gifted education), family and community engagement, professional learning, mental health support, and social-emotional learning.
“I am so honored to have been selected to serve the beautifully diverse Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools community as superintendent, and I am very appreciative for the board’s confidence in me,” Hamlett said. “I look forward to working collaboratively with the board and the community to remove barriers and create opportunities for each student, staff and family to thrive and grow.”
Dr. Hamlett has an impressive educational achievement with a PhD. from William and Mary and two masters and intense experience in the school systems where she has served.