ELC Alum Whitney Oakley is Named the New Chief Academic Officer for Guilford County Schools

Posted on November 13, 2019

GREENSBORO — Whitney Oakley, UNC Greensboro School of Education Department of Educational Leadership and Cultural Foundations (ELC) alumna, has been named the new chief academic officer for Guilford County Schools.

The new status for Whitney, who has been serving as the interim chief academic officer since July, was approved Tuesday, November 12th by the Guilford County Board of Education, the district said in a news release. 

She previously served as assistant superintendent of teaching, learning and professional development and before that as the district’s executive director of curriculum and instruction for pre-K through fifth grade, according to the release.

Whitney was a teacher, assistant principal, and principal in Alamance-Burlington School System. She was named that district’s principal of the year in 2010. She has a bachelor’s degree in special education from East Carolina University, a master’s degree in elementary education from Greensboro College, and a doctoral degree in educational leadership from UNC Greensboro.

Read the News&Record’s full story here. Congratulations, Whitney!