McGilvery tapped to succeed Kindle as CACS superintendent



Cathy McGilvery

Cathy McGilvery

FLINT TWP. — Assistant Superintendent Cathy McGilvery has been selected to lead the Carman- Ainsworth School District into its next academic era.

During a special meeting held on May 25, the Carman-Ainsworth Board of Education unanimously appointed McGilvery to become the next Superintendent of Carman Ainsworth Community Schools, effective July 1. McGilvery will be taking over for current CACS Superintendent Eddie Kindle, who will be resigning on June 30 to assume the Associate Superintendent position in the Genesee Intermediate School District (GISD).

Kindle, who led the district for five years, praised McGilvery for having a strong leadership presence in the district and being a “True Cavalier.”

“Mrs. McGilvery has demonstrated tremendous leadership during this unprecedented school year and has proven to be a dedicated leader who has the ability to take Carman- Ainsworth to new levels of excellence,” said Kindle. “She looks forward to working with all members of the Carman-Ainsworth school community in an effort to continue to provide outstanding educational leadership with a focus on safety, accountability and equitable outcomes for all.”

McGilvery, who currently serves as the Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction at Carman-Ainsworth, said that she is excited to begin her new role with the district.

“I am extremely honored to be appointed superintendent of a school district I attended as a student from kindergarten through 12th grade and my three children graduated from,” she said. “I have a strong relationship with staff and community members at Carman- Ainsworth, which will help me in my new role as Superintendent. I’m motivated for what we can do in the next years to grow as a diverse community of learners.”

McGilvery, an administrator with CACS for 23 years, served as a principal and assistant principal in the district for 18 years. She also worked as a mathematics teacher, school counselor and administrator in the alternative education program for 13 years before transitioning to K-12 as a school counselor.

As the next superintendent, McGilvery said that her goals will align with the school vision statement: creating a “Collaborative Community Working Together to Guarantee Learning for Every Student.”

“Working with students, staff and families, to address post-pandemic struggles and academic gaps will be our first focus,” she said. “We have learned countless things during this past year, so I want to expand on our new learnings and strive for continued improvement so all students reach their highest potential.”

McGilvery received her Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from the University of Michigan- Flint and two Master’s degrees (Guidance and Counseling and Educational Leadership) from Eastern Michigan University.