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Melanie Kay-Wyatt, Ed. D.

Interim Superintendent
Alexandria City Public Schools

Dr. Melanie Kay-Wyatt is a native of Virginia whose educational and professional background spans across a wide spectrum of experiences in the teaching and learning field and in a variety of roles and settings throughout the Commonwealth. On July 28, 2022, the Alexandria City School Board appointed Kay-Wyatt as the interim superintendent effective Sept. 1, 2022. This appointment followed her previous roles at Alexandria City Public Schools (ACPS). On July 1, 2021, Kay-Wyatt began her journey at ACPS as the executive director for human resources of Alexandria City Public Schools where she quickly moved up the ranks, in recognition of her hard work and commitment to those she serves, with her appointment as Chief of Human Resources in just one year since starting at ACPS in 2021. Her excellent organizational, communication and customer service skills have successfully served the ACPS community in its work aligning School Board priorities and ACPS’ mission and vision to the 2025 Strategic Plan: Equity for All. Kay-Wyatt’s interdepartmental collaboration as well as with external stakeholders to support instruction and staffing feasibility for all schools has enabled the school system to ensure our students’ continued learning, especially throughout the challenging times presented by the COVID-19 worldwide pandemic.

Kay-Wyatt holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Mary Washington College, a master’s in science in education from Old Dominion University in addition to a Master of Education in Educational Leadership from the University of Mary Washington. Kay-Wyatt’s doctorate from Virginia Commonwealth University centered on an evaluation of early literacy groups and she has extensively researched Title I schoolwide and targeted assistance programs’ impact on schools.

Kay-Wyatt is also the proud mom of two adult daughters.

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