NHCS Appoints Eddie Anderson as New Assistant Superintendent of
New Hanover County Board of Education recently approved Edward
“Eddie” Anderson to serve as the new Assistant Superintendent of
Operations. Mr. Anderson was formerly the Director of Facility
Planning for New Hanover County Schools. This position became
vacant after the recent retirement of former Assistant
Superintendent Bill Hance.
“I believe that children are our future and our most valuable asset,” said Mr. Anderson. “Consequently, school facilities should be a source of great pride for the community and an integral part of the educational process. Our school buildings should enhance the educational experience, engage students, and utilize the building itself as an educational tool. Recycling programs and ‘green teams’ teach students to be good stewards of the environment; rainwater harvesting can be measured and utilized in gardening programs to demonstrate conservation; outdoor learning environments should be utilized for hands-on experiences, and real-time energy usage made available in the classroom can be integrated into the curriculum.”
About Mr. Anderson
A graduate of East Carolina University, Mr. Anderson has worked in the construction industry since 1985. He has experience in all aspects of construction, including working for the owner, contractor, and architect. However, the majority of his professional career has been as the owner’s representative for educational facility planning and construction.
He started work with Wake County Public Schools in 1989 and with New Hanover County Schools in 1997. As the Director of Facility Planning for NHCS, Mr. Anderson was responsible for the long-range facility planning for the district, administration of the capital construction budget, and oversight of all capital construction projects. His specific experience includes: facility assessments; demographics; facilitating community meetings; development of educational specifications and design guidelines; cost estimating, budgeting, and planning of a building program; working to pass multiple school bond referendums; school facility design; public bidding and construction; furniture acquisition; and post occupancy evaluations. During his time with NHCS, he has overseen planning and construction of over $300 million in school facility improvements, which includes ten new schools, multiple additions, renovations, restoration, and repair projects. He also took a personal interest in the design, construction, and operation of the School District’s first LEED school, which recently received LEED Gold certification.