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Board Appoints Chief Exceptional Children and Student Services Officer

Nov. 13, 2023 – A new chief officer has been appointed for Guilford County Schools.

Dr. Kimberly Steinke will become Chief Exceptional Children and Student Services Officer. Steinke has been interim Chief Student Services Officer since earlier this year and before that was Assistant Superintendent of Exceptional Children since joining the district in 2020. In those roles, she has supervised the district’s four public separate schools for students with special needs, as well as the Exceptional Children and Student Services departments, which includes health services, social work, counseling, mental health and other departments.

Steinke was an assistant superintendent of learning support in Polk County, FL., and a senior director of exceptional student education services in Orange County, FL. She has a bachelor’s degree in specific learning disabilities, a master’s degree in educational leadership and a doctoral degree in curriculum and instruction with a focus on urban special education leadership, all from the University of Central Florida.