Dr. Alisa McLean Superintendent, Granville County Public Schools
" Committed to Excellence and Achievement for All"
" Don't look back, you're not going that way"
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Dr. McLean has enjoyed a successful career in public education spanning nearly 30 years in North Carolina. Since 2017, she has served as the Superintendent for Granville County Public Schools. During this time, she led the district through significant transformational change, pivots for Covid and academic growth.
Prior to her current position, she has served as the assistant superintendent for teaching, learning, and leadership for the Durham Public Schools. Dr. McLean also served as an area superintendent for the Durham Public Schools (2014-2016), previously served as a school transformation coach with the N.C. Department of Public Instruction (2011-2014) and as an assistant superintendent in the Alamance - Burlington School System (2009-2011). She began her career in public education as an assistant principal and principal in Roxboro and Hillsborough, North Carolina.
Dr. McLean has an impressive academic background as well, including a bachelor’s degree in English education from Elizabeth City State University. She went on to obtain a master’s degree in educational administration and supervision from East Carolina University and a doctorate in educational leadership from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She also participated in and later served as a consultant and assistant director for the Principals’ Executive Program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Dr. McLean is the daughter of Dr. & Mrs. AC Robinson, Jr. of Elizabeth City, NC. She and her husband, Attorney Frankie McLean, are the proud parents of their daughter Imari, and their new son-in-love, Kier Way.