ABOUT OUR FIRST LADY
cOur First Lady, Dr. Alisa R McLean is the Superintendent of Granville County Public Schools. She has enjoyed a successful career in public education spanning over 20 years in North Carolina. Since 2016, she has served as the assistant superintendent for teaching, learning, and leadership for the Durham Public Schools. Prior to her current position, Dr. McLean served as an area superintendent for the Durham Public Schools (2014-2016). Dr. McLean also 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 and Pastor McLean have been married for 25 years and are the proud parents of their daughter Imari McLean Way and their new son-in-love, Dr. Kier A. Way. She is the daughter of Bishop A.C. and Jocelyn Robinson, Jr. of Elizabeth City, NC.