The New Hanover County Board of Education met Tuesday, February 11, to discuss next steps in naming an interim superintendent. The Board of Education will use the resources available through the North Carolina School Boards Association in finding an interim superintendent.
“Our main focus is supporting the school system through this transition, and ensuring our staff is not over-burdened,” said Board of Education Chairperson Lisa Estep. “An interim superintendent who has experience assisting a district in challenging times will work hand-in-hand with our Deputy Superintendent, Dr. LaChawn Smith, in beginning this new era for New Hanover County Schools while an in-depth search for a permanent superintendent is conducted.”
New Hanover County Schools will work with the NCSBA for an expedient interim superintendent search to have someone in place as quickly as possible. Starting Wednesday, February 12, the Board will begin the process of a nationwide search for a new permanent superintendent.
“The search for a permanent superintendent will be thoughtful and deliberate and could take several months,” Estep said. “We will take the time needed to gather meaningful input and find the right fit for NHCS moving forward.”