Former Chief Student Support Officer for Guilford County Schools

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Wanda Legrand is the former chief student support officer for Guilford County Schools in North Carolina, where she was responsible for implementing instructional programs across the district.

Prior to her work in Guilford County, she was deputy chancellor of social, emotional, and academic development for District of Columbia Public Schools. In that role, she oversaw the Offices of Teaching and Learning; Family and Public Engagement; Equity; Elementary Schools; and Secondary Schools. Previously, she was deputy superintendent of academics at Indianapolis Public Schools. There, she led planning, administration, and professional development activities to support teaching and learning. In her 27 years as an educator, she has also served as a high school teacher, assistant principal, principal, regional superintendent, and corporate trainer.

Legrand has a doctorate of education and a master’s in school administration and educational leadership from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill as well as a bachelor’s in mathematics from North Carolina A&T State University. She was a member of the second cohort of the Future Chiefs leadership development program.