'This is home’: Former Danville teacher returning from NC to become Danville’s new superintendent

Dr. Angela Hairston will start her new position on Dec. 1.

DANVILLE, Va. – Danville Public Schools appointed its next superintendent during Thursday’s school board meeting.

Dr. Angela Hairston is Danville’s new superintendent. She has over 30 years of experience working in public education, but much of her earlier career was spent as a math teacher, assistant principal and principal at Danville Public Schools.

“This is home for me and many of the students, their parents, I was their teacher or their principal and so it’s exciting to be back to work in the community that I love so much,” Hairston said.

Earlier in the day on Thursday, she resigned as superintendent of the Winston Salem school district to take this job. But she actually started her career in Danville and is happy to be back.

“I am honored to be selected as the next superintendent of Danville Public Schools,” said Hairston. “I am excited to have this opportunity to work collaboratively with the school board, staff and the community in Danville.”

Her future colleagues believe she’ll be a good fit for the division.

“We welcome Dy. Hairston to Danville Public Schools. Her leadership and experience will be an asset to the division and community,” said Crystal Cobbs, chair of the Danville City School Board.

Hairston will start her new position on Dec. 1.

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