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Wayne County Public Schools Names Dr. Marc Whichard as New Superintendent

The Wayne County Board of Education recently unanimously approved the selection of Dr. Marcus (Marc) A. Whichard as the district’s new superintendent. Dr. Whichard was elected to a four-year term under a contract beginning July 1, 2023. “We are very excited to welcome Dr. Whichard and his family to Wayne County,” said Board of Education Chairman Wade Leatham. “Wayne County Public Schools is getting an experienced, sitting superintendent in North Carolina with a strong track record from his previous positions.

Dr. Whichard was born and raised in Pitt County. He began his educational career as a History and English teacher at Tarboro High School in Edgecombe County, following his graduation from East Carolina University. He has worked in all grade spans of educational leadership from elementary to high school to the central office.

Dr. Whichard earned his Master of School Administration and Doctor of Education degrees from East Carolina University in 2005 and 2017, respectively. He brings a total of twenty-four years of experience in public education to the Wayne County Public Schools. Dr. Whichard serves as a Board member for the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences at Whiteville, among other public leadership activities. He is married to Courtney Whichard, a licensed Speech Pathologist, and they have two sons who attend the public schools. improvement. I look forward to becoming an active participant in the community and I pledge my complete efforts towards making the Wayne County Public Schools among the finest in America.”


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