GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. (WGHP) — Nora Carr, the former chief of staff with Guilford County Schools, died on Thursday after a brief illness, according to GCS Superintendent Sharon Contreras.

She served GCS for over 13 years as chief of staff and oversaw strategic planning, communication, volunteers, partnerships, media relations, crisis management, legislative affairs and policy development.

She also became the assistant director of the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation in August 2021.

She was married to GCS Principal at Haynes-Inman Education Center Kevin Carr.

“We are extremely heartbroken by the passing of Dr. Nora Carr. She was a remarkable member of Guilford County Schools…she was a champion for the district and an equity warrior for students and families. We are forever grateful for her life and for the blessing of her leadership, vision and compassion. We miss her already,” Contreras said.