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Sharon Contreras, Superintendent of Schools for Guilford County, speaks with FOX8

More than 125 schools. Nearly 72,000 students. More than 10,000 employees. Those are the numbers tonight’s newsmaker faces every single school day.

She started this job the same week most of those students started the new academic year.

Dr. Sharon Contreras has come a long way since starting out as a high school English teacher and then becoming an elementary school principal at age 27.

Now, as superintendent of the Piedmont Triad’s largest school system, she`s hit the ground “touring.”