“These changes will allow us to better align our work to support
schools and students,” Winston said. “The goal is to provide more
efficient and responsive support for schools so that we can deliver on
the goals set in the 2024 strategic plan, What Matters Most.”
The Board of Education voted unanimously to name Winston as
superintendent on Aug. 2. Winston had been the district’s chief
community relations and engagement officer since 2017. He is a former
journalist who joined CMS in 2004 as an English teacher at Vance High
School, where he taught journalism and was an adviser to the school
newspaper. Winston joined the district’s communications department two
years later and has served in a number of CMS executive leadership
roles, including chief of staff from 2011-2017.
Other appointments made at the meeting are:
Dr. Raymond Barnes has been named community superintendent for
Central Learning Community 1. Barnes has been executive director for
Project Leadership and Investment for Transformation (L.I.F.T.) and
Central Learning Community 1 since 2018.
Donevin Hoskins has been named principal of West Charlotte High. He
has been principal at Ben L. Smith High in Guilford County Schools,
Greensboro, since 2013; principal at Towers High, DeKalb County School
System, Decatur, Ga., from 2012 to 2013; and director of student
achievement at the Academy for Urban School Leadership in Chicago from
2010 to 2012. Hoskins was principal of International Business and
Communications at Olympic High from 2008 to 2010, area administrator for
student services for the West Learning Community from 2007 to 2008 and
assistant principal at Zebulon B. Vance High (2002 to 2007) and E.E.
Waddell High (2000 to 2002). He was also a teacher and dean at Franklin
Senior High (1990 to 1998) and a teacher at Morgan City Junior High
(1988 to 1990) and Morgan City Senior High (1986 to 1987); all three
schools are in St. Mary Parish Schools, Centerville, La. Hoskins has a
bachelor’s degree in business administration/marketing and a master’s
degree in education, administration and supervision, both from Southern
University, Baton Rouge, La.
Dr. Fahnie Shaw has been named director of Family Engagement and
Community Outreach, Title I. Dr. Shaw was previously a program and
Dr. Pa Thao has been named director of elementary education. Dr. Thao was previously a literacy specialist.