Dr. Catherine B. Magouyrk

Dr. Catherine Magouyrk is a skilled educational leader with 32 years of experience in public education.  She began her tenure as Manassas City Schools’ superintendent on July 2, 2012, having been appointed by a unanimous vote of the School Board after a national search.

Dr. Magouyrk has a wealth of experience in public education as a high school mathematics teacher, assistant principal, principal, and district administrator. As an administrator, she worked at the high school, middle school, and elementary levels. Her central office experience has been in diverse public school systems varying from 8,000 -25,000 students. Prior to her appointment in Manassas, Dr. Magouyrk was Associate Superintendent for Student Achievement and Leadership with the Douglas County School System in Georgia.

Dr. Magouyrk’s leadership philosophy drives the decisions she makes daily:

  • Put students first in all decisions and actions
  • Maintain high expectations for all
  • Build support through family and community involvement
  • Build capacity in those around you
  • Utilize fiscal and human resources resourcefully
  • Never sacrifice teacher quality
  • Conduct all interactions with truth, transparency, and collaboration

Dr. Magouyrk earned a bachelor’s degree in education from Troy State University in Troy, Alabama; a master's degree in school administration from the University of West Georgia; a specialist degree from Jacksonville State University in Jacksonville, Alabama. Dr. Magouyrk earned her doctorate from Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama in School Administration.

She is married to David Magouyrk and they have two sons, both married. Todd and Lori live in Charleston, South Carolina with their three children. Chris and Hayley live in Clifton, Virginia and have three children.