• Dr. Morrow

    Dr. Lory Morrow, Superintendent

    Lincoln County Schools


    Dr. Lory Morrow was named superintendent of the Lincoln County Schools on June 6, 2017.

    Prior to this appointment, she served three and a half years as the fifth superintendent for the

    Davidson County Schools in Lexington and was the system’s first female superintendent.

    Under Dr. Morrow’s leadership, the graduation rate of Davidson County Schools has been the

    highest in the district’s history. Parallel to the increased graduation rate, Morrow oversaw increased

    student achievement in all areas for third through twelfth grade. Students and teachers in Davidson

    County have benefitted from a focused instructional framework utilizing Problem/Project Based

    learning strategies designed to maximize student achievement at all grade levels. Davidson County

    Schools was able to create and deploy a local option plan for the Analysis of Student Work (ASW)

    process during Morrow’s tenure that was used as a model across North Carolina. Dr. Morrow was

    also instrumental in establishing leadership academies in Davidson County Schools that have

    cultivated teacher leaders, assistant principals, and principals in leadership experiences to prepare

    them for the next generation of leading their schools.


    Improving the physical infrastructure of Davidson County Schools was a top-priority for Dr.

    Morrow. While serving the district she implemented a three-year technology plan focused on digital

    teaching and learning while simultaneously guiding the district through the final phases of

    construction on the first new high school to open in many years. Oak Grove High School is

    scheduled to open in August 2017. A celebration for Davidson County Schools during Dr.

    Morrow’s tenure was the addition of eight classrooms and a new playground designed for

    exceptional students at Stoner-Thomas School.


    As an instructional leader, Dr. Morrow is committed to ensuring all students are career and

    college ready. She has served in varying roles as a superintendent, deputy superintendent, assistant

    superintendent, executive director, principal, assistant principal and teacher. Morrow has been a

    part of shaping student and district success as a part of the Davidson, Gaston, Charlotte-

    Mecklenburg and Iredell-Statesville school districts. During her twenty-five year career as an

    educator, Morrow has worked diligently to ensure all students receive top quality education

    regardless of their zip code.


    Dr. Morrow received her Doctorate in Educational Leadership and her Master’s in School

    Administration from Gardner-Webb University. She received her undergraduate degree in

    Elementary Education from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. Morrow is the 2017

    Piedmont-Triad Education Consortium Regional Superintendent of the Year and the Chair of the

    Superintendent’s Consortium for PTEC. Morrow currently serves as the President NCASCD and

    has enjoyed participation on community boards during her tenure as Superintendent in Davidson

    County. In her free time she enjoys swimming, the beach, and spending time with her family. Lory

    and her husband Jerry of 23 years are in the final phases of relocating from Winston-Salem to

    Denver, NC.