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Paige McNulty, GCSC Manager resigns

McNulty stepping down as Gary school district manager

Contributed By: The 411 News

Moving into a new position in higher education

In a letter to the Gary public school district’s community, GCSC Manager Paige McNulty announced Wednesday that her tenure will end on June 30.

“After more than 3 years of service to the district, my last day in-person with the Gary Community School Corporation will be Sunday, June 4, 2023. I have decided that this is a natural time for transition and have accepted a local position in higher education about which I am extremely excited! I will continue to provide assistance with leadership transition until June 30, 2023,” McNulty wrote.

McNulty’s leadership concludes just as state management of the Gary school district enters a new phase. Starting July 1, the school district will have a school board with full powers. Its first task is to have a new school superintendent in place when state control ends in July 2024.

McNulty came on board in February 2020, as part of the state’s emergency management team. She had been selected by Indiana’s Distressed Unit Appeal Board and MGT Consulting Group, the education management organization that handled the district’s daily operations.

The Covid-19 pandemic had just arrived, compounding the work to fix the district’s financial and academic problems. McNulty became the third acting superintendent after the state takeover in 2017.

“Dr. McNulty took one of the toughest jobs in the State of Indiana and gave it everything she had,” said Justin McAdam, DUAB chairman. “Dr. McNulty’s consistent leadership in the face of numerous challenges has set the stage for the next leaders to build upon her successes and provide better opportunities for the children of Gary now and into the future.”

“We are so proud of the progress that has been made in the Gary Community School Corporation,” said Eric Parish, Executive Vice President at MGT. “With improved financial stability, a student-centered culture, and positive academic momentum, Dr. McNulty has demonstrated tireless service during an incredibly complex and difficult period for educators and leaders.

“Dr. McNulty started as superintendent in this long-challenged school district right before the pandemic, and lesser leaders would not have made it through the last three years,” said State Sen. Ed Charbonneau, an alumnus of Gary schools. “But Dr. McNulty is tough as nails, and she not only persisted but thrived, passing a necessary referendum and improving Gary schools to the point where the state is on the verge of winding down its involvement. I congratulate Dr. McNulty on her successful tenure in Gary.”

Dr. McNulty’s successor will be Dr. Mike Raisor, According to the MGT website. Raisor leads operations and provides leadership in client relationship management and solutions development in the firm’s PK-12 education, education transformation, and higher education practice areas.

Raisor joined MGT in December 2019. Prior to joining MGT, he was the chief operations officer at Jefferson County Public Schools in Kentucky.

Story Posted:05/18/2023

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