Marci Catlett Appointed Superintendent

November 2019

One of the first African–Americans to help integrate Fredericksburg’s schools in the 1960s has been picked as the first African-American to head the Fredericksburg’s public school system.

Family, friends, coworkers and others who’d packed the Walker–Grant Center meeting room Wednesday evening burst into applause and rose for a standing ovation as School Board Chairman Jennifer Boyd announced that Marceline “Marci” Catlett had been selected as the next superintendent. She had been the school system’s deputy superintendent, and was picked to serve as interim superintendent after David Melton retired in June.

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