GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. — Editor's note: The above video is from a previous story on COVID-19 protocols at Guilford County Schools for the upcoming school year.
Guilford County Superintendent Sharon Contreras' contract has been extended through June 30, 2025, the Guilford County Board of Education voted at its retreat Thursday.
Contreras, who was rumored in 2020 to be in the running for President Biden's Secretary of Education, became superintendent of Guilford County Schools in August 2016.
Board vice chairperson Winston McGregor released a statement following the decision.
“You and your leadership team have kept GCS running at a very high capacity, throughout these difficult days and months, and you have led boldly, using data and every resource you could reasonably muster to make sure the children of Guilford County were cared for, fed, educated, protected and nurtured. We are so grateful," McGregor said.
According to a press release, Contreras was named Superintendent of the Year by the North Carolina PTA in 2019, a North Carolina Regional Superintendent of the Year in 2020 by the Piedmont Triad Educational Consortium, and a Top 5 Finalist for the Green Garner Urban Education Leadership Award by the Council of the Great City Schools in 2020.
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