Dr. John L Colbert

The Fayetteville Board of Education has approved an extension of Superintendent Dr. John L Colbert's contract through June 30, 2024, and voted to raise his base salary by two percent to $226,400. The Board voted unanimously to approve the contract extension and salary increase after completing Dr. Colbert’s annual review on January 28.  

“Dr. Colbert’s performance as our superintendent over the past twelve months has been invaluable,” said Nika Waitsman, president of the Fayetteville Board of Education. “This has been one of the most challenging periods in the history of our district, and Dr. Colbert’s strong, positive, and unwavering leadership has guided our staff, students, and parents all along the way. We have no doubt that this is a major factor in our schools being able to continue in session uninterrupted in spite of the COVID-19 pandemic. This contract extension and salary increase are well deserved.”

“I am very grateful to the Fayetteville Board of Education for their confidence in me and their support,” said Dr. Colbert. “Together, we have worked through the challenges and looked for innovative ways to help our students and their families. I am also so thankful for our dedicated staff members. They met and overcame the numerous changes that have come their way the past few months and have truly epitomized the meaning of teamwork.”

Dr. Colbert is the twelfth superintendent of Fayetteville Public Schools, and he is in his forty-sixth year of service to the district.