10/12 A chat with the Fayette County School Superintendent
Dr. Emmanuel “Manny” Caulk
Fayette County School District Superintendent
We will discuss the Superintendent’s plan for students with ASD, closing the achievement gap, and the special education audit that was completed earlier in the year (ASD was the only disability category specifically discussed in that audit). Dr. Caulk joined the district just over one year ago.
Before being appointed the Superintendent of the Fayette County Public Schools, Emmanuel Caulk was school superintendent in Portland, the largest school district in Maine, since 2012, which has over 7,000 students. Before that he was an assistant superintendent in the School District of Philadelphia, which serves over 167,000 students. He was also deputy chief for the office of instruction and leadership support, and was assistant superintendent for high schools of the 46,000-student East Baton Rouge Parish School System.
Emmanuel Caulk had been in education for 19 years, with experience as a special education teacher in a juvenile detention facility, an elementary principal, and a high school principal. He also practiced law as an education law attorney and an assistant prosecutor for the state of New Jersey. Caulk earned a bachelor’s and a master’s degree from the University of Delaware and a law degree from Widener University School of Law.