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Durham Public Schools Appoints Catty Moore as Interim Superintendent

Durham Public Schools has appointed Catty Quiroz Moore to serve as interim superintendent, effective immediately, following the resignation of Dr. Pascal Mubenga.

“We are extremely fortunate to have someone with Catty’s knowledge and experience step into this role and help us lead Durham’s public schools. She is the right person for this job, and we look forward to working with her to support our students and staff,” said Bettina Umstead, chair of the Durham Public Schools Board of Education.

Moore previously served as the superintendent for Wake County Public School System from 2018-2023 and is currently a member of the NC State Board of Education. She has worked in public education for more than 35 years as a teacher, principal, and school system administrator. During her 15-year career as a leader in the Wake County Public Schools, Moore played a substantial role in passing policy promoting equity, while also negotiating several bonds and funding increases for the school system.

The school board will launch a formal search for a new superintendent this month.