Monroe County Community School Corporation Names Dr. Markay Winston as Interim Superintendent

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Bloomington, IN (July 1, 2024) — The Monroe County Community School Corporation (MCCSC) announced today that Dr. Markay Winston has been appointed as the new interim superintendent, effective immediately.

Dr. Winston, with over a decade of executive experience in large and mid-size urban and suburban communities, has been a part of the MCCSC community since 2017. During her tenure, she has served as Assistant Superintendent and Deputy Superintendent, leading the corporation’s Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment office.

“Dr. Winston’s transition to Interim Superintendent feels like a natural progression of her work with us,” said April Hennessey, President of the School Board of Trustees. “We are energized by the skills, deep integrity, and compassionate leadership that she brings to this role. We wholeheartedly support the work she’s already begun and look forward to what she and her team will accomplish in the year ahead.”

Dr. Winston expressed her enthusiasm for her new role, emphasizing her commitment to collaboration and community engagement. “I am honored to serve as Superintendent of MCCSC and I look forward to continuing to work collaboratively with our talented trustees, students, staff, and community,” she said. “Strong schools build strong communities, and I pledge to do my part for our great schools within MCCSC so we can continue to fulfill our role in our community’s success.”

Dr. Winston’s full welcome letter and entry plan can be viewed on the MCCSC website at

MCCSC serves nearly 11,000 students in 23 schools throughout Monroe County, Indiana. The district is a leader in STEM and EARTH curricula and offers a Performing Arts Academy, International Baccalaureate schools, Dual Immersion programs, multiple Career Pathways, and numerous college credit opportunities.

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