GCS Appoints New Executive Director of Accountability and Research

Guilford County Schools has a new Executive Director of Accountability and Research. The superintendent announced the appointment of Dr. Judith M. Penny during the Guilford County Board of Education’s Aug. 28 meeting.

In her new role, Penny will lead the team that uses student- and teacher-performance data to plan, design and execute programs that will improve student performance and teacher effectiveness.

Penny joins GCS after serving as the Program Evaluation Manager in the Research and Evaluation Department for Winston-Salem Forsyth County Schools. She also served at UNC-Greensboro as Acting Director of the Statistical Counseling Center, lecturer in the Department of Mathematics and adjunct professor in the Educational Research Methodology Department.

Penny received her master’s degree in education and a doctorate in Child Development and Family Relations with a minor in statistics, both from UNC-Greensboro. She also serves as treasurer of the North Carolina Association for Research in Education (NCARE) and is a member of the American Educational Research Association.

She will officially join GCS on Oct. 13, 2014.