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GCS Names New Executive Director of Transportation


Oct. 10, 2019 – GCS has a new executive director of transportation. Marlon Watson was appointed to the position by the Guilford County Board of Education during Thursday’s meeting.

Watson comes to GCS from Union County Public Schools (UCPS), the sixth largest district in North Carolina, where he has served as director of transportation since 2016. Under his leadership, UCPS reduced bus driver shortages, improved inspection scores and implemented electronic bus tracking and payroll management systems.

Watson also worked as director of transportation for Durham Public Schools from 2013 to 2016 and as a transportation supervisor in Cumberland County Schools from 2008 to 2013. He has experience training bus drivers as a driver education specialist at the North Carolina Department of Transportation from 2004 to 2008.

Watson holds a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and a master’s degree in public administration from Norwich University.