Interim Superintendent Gainey Up to the Challenge

Stephen Gainey likes a challenge, whether it’s teaching high school math, running a school, or acting as interim superintendent of Wake County Public Schools.

He also likes working with the much divided Wake County school board.

“They’ve been good to me,” he said.

Gainey started out in education as a math teacher at Apex High School. Over the years he worked his way up to assistant principal and principal before he was tapped nearly four years ago to be the director of human resources.

“I’ve always enjoyed a challenge,” he said, and “every position I’ve been in has been a challenge.”

Gainey said he learned from his parents, both educators, to stay focused on what’s best for kids. “That’s what drives our country,” he said, “to make them productive members of society.”

Gainey, considered by many to be a good candidate for the superintendent’s position in Wake County schools, will not say whether he plans to apply for the vacant slot.

But  he will say this: “I am enjoying working with this board, and I’ve been a principal, and I’ve been a teacher, and I hope one day to be a superintendent.”

Read more about the Wake County superintendent search here.

 

 

4 Comments

  1. Frances Jenkins

    December 1, 2012 at 4:14 am

    Please ask him to give each board member a mic and slap any board member who attempts to prevent an elected official from speaking. Sarah, in your pursuit of justice, I know you will insist this is done and will cover this injustice if it ever happens again. Is there a reason you have not covered the attempt by a board member to prevent a statement by another board member? You never seem to be fair with your coverage. You only have positive articles about Democrats and ignore their bad behavior. Is there a reason for that?

  2. gregflynn

    December 1, 2012 at 4:04 pm

    I your knee jerk reaction you failed to distinguish between Sarah Ovaska, one of your obsessions, and Lucy Hood, the actual author of this post.

  3. Frances Jenkins

    December 1, 2012 at 6:30 pm

    None of you are fair, still messed up on redistricting aren’t you Greg?

  4. david esmay

    December 3, 2012 at 12:49 pm

    No one obsesses like Frances Jenkins or Frances, um Alex, I mean Frank, Doug, no wait.