New Hanover County Schools




Dr. Tim Markley Named Superintendent of the Year for Southeast Educational Alliance 2019 - 2020

Dr. Markley reads to students at Castle Hayne Elementary
The Southeast Education Alliance has announced that Dr. Tim Markley, Superintendent of New Hanover County Schools, has been named the Regional Superintendent of the Year for the 2019-2020 school year. There were two finalists nominated for the title including Dr. Markley and Lisa Jackson, Superintendent of Pamlico County Schools. This is Dr. Markley’s second time being named the SRESA Superintendent of the Year. He also received the recognition in 2015. 

“Dr. Markley’s leadership has continued to be a model in the Southeast region for superintendents and all educators as we work in this exciting time in public education. He’s an advocate for education on all of the major issues we are experiencing throughout the state,” said Dr. Kathy Spencer, executive director of Southeast Education Alliance. 

“It's an honor to be selected by my peers, but I feel this is really a reflection of the great work that happens every day in our district. I am blessed to work with some amazingly talented people who are committed to helping our students every day,” Dr. Markley said.

The Southeast Alliance includes superintendents from 13 counties in southeastern NC including Brunswick, Carteret, Clinton, Craven, Duplin, Jones, Lenoir, New Hanover, Onslow, Pamlico, Pender, Sampson, and Wayne. This honor includes a nomination as a candidate for the 2019 A. Craig Phillips North Carolina Superintendent of the Year Award to be announced in November. The state winner will go on to compete for the national award to be offered by the American Association of School Administrators (AASA).

Dr. Markley has served as Superintendent in NHCS since 2010. In addition to being the SRESA Superintendent of the Year, his accomplishments include:

North Carolina School-Based Health Alliance Superintendent of the Year 2019
SRESA Superintendent of the Year 2015
Superintendent in Residence - UNCW 2011
Craig Phillips NC Superintendent of the Year Finalist 2010
NWRESA Superintendent of the Year 2009
EOP Administrator of the Year 2009
Finance Academy Award for Outstanding Service 2002
Extra Mile Special Education Award 2001
UNC Principal Executive’s Principals as Technology Leaders 2001
UNC Principal Executive Leadership Program 1999