Dr. Aaron Allen, Interim Superintendent
Lincoln County Schools
The Lincoln County Schools Board of Education has appointed Dr. Aaron D. Allen as the Interim Superintendent of Lincoln Co Schools. His appointment was approved on September 13, 2020 at the regular meeting of the Board of Education and is effective October 2, 2020. Dr. Allen will serve as the Interim Superintendent until a permanent Superintendent is selected.
With several changes occurring simultaneously throughout the district, Dr. Allen brings stability and continuity as the Board searches for a permanent leader for the school system. The search for a new Superintendent is expected to take several months. Dr. Allen will continue to serve as the Interim Superintendent until the newly elected Board of Education determines the process and selection of the person best suited for the position.
Dr. Allen has worked for LCS for 12 years in various capacities; Assistant Principal at NLHS and WLMS, Principal at WLMS, Director of Human Resources, Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources, and most recently, Associate Superintendent. He has served LCS in the Associate Superintendent capacity by overseeing all Support Services departments which include Operations, Transportation, Technology, Child Nutrition, Human Resources, Athletics, Safety, and School Support. He has also served as the Public Information Officer for LCS since 2017. Dr. Allen also served as Principal in Cleveland County (NC) during his tenure. He served at Kings Mountain Middle School and Burns High School, where he was named the CCS Principal of the Year in 2012-2013.
Dr. Allen received his Doctorate in Educational Leadership and his Educational Specialist degrees from Appalachian State University. He also attended Gardner-Webb University for his Masters in School Administration. Before moving into school administration, he taught a variety of subjects at Kings Mountain High School. He was also the Mountaineer's athletic trainer, swim coach, and track coach during his tenure. He earned his undergraduate degree from UNC- Chapel Hill and has a master’s degree in Exercise Science from Temple University.
Dr. Allen currently serves the Lincoln County community by serving as the Kiwanis Club President since 2018 and is the president-elect for the Board of Directors of the Lincoln County YMCA.
He is married to Tami Allen, who has served Union Elementary since 2016 as their media coordinator. She is also an educator and has taught high school and elementary school students for 19 years. Dr. Allen and Tami have 3 children in LCS that currently attend middle and elementary grades. He enjoys spending time outside, swimming, working with wood, and being active. He and his family live in the Vale/Cat Square community of Lincoln County.