April 12, 2019
Dr. Maria Pitre-Martin took over as Petersburg City School Superintendent on July 1, succeeding Dr. Marcus Newsome, who retired June 30.
“Dr. Pitre-Martin has worked in large and small school districts and has held state-level leadership roles. We are confident that Petersburg schools will continue to advance with Dr. Pitre-Martin as our superintendent,” School Board Chair Kenneth L. Pritchett said.
Dr. Pitre-Martin comes to Petersburg schools with 29 years of service in public education and a history of holding leadership positions at the school,
district and state level. She is currently the deputy state superintendent for the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction.