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  • Cathy McGilvery, the Superintendent of Carman-Ainsworth Community Schools since July 1, 2021, sets the vision and direction for the district. Cathy began her academic career as a Kindergartner at Woodland Elementary School and is a graduate of Carman High School, University of Michigan - Flint and Eastern Michigan University. Cathy and her husband, who also graduated from Carman High School, have three children who graduated from Carman-Ainsworth High School. Cathy has enjoyed a career at Carman-Ainsworth as a teacher, counselor and administrator for 40 years.

    Message from the Superintendent

    Welcome to Carman-Ainsworth Schools, where we are focused on doing what is best for children. We are fortunate to have a strong, proven staff at Carman-Ainsworth to ensure every child achieves at their highest academic capacity and become productive citizens. I have every confidence that our staff will continue to build positive relationships that support academic and social-emotional growth.

    I am proud to be the Superintendent of Carman-Ainsworth Community Schools, a special place where parents, teachers, staff and the community care for each other. I look forward to working collaboratively alongside all stakeholders to create inclusive and equitable school environments where social and emotional learning and academic excellence thrive.

    Please do not hesitate to share ideas, questions or concerns with me, I can be reached at 591-3205 or at I look forward to a great year! As always, Go CAVS!


    Cathy McGilvery, Superintendent of Schools