Dr. Aaron Allen, Superintendent
Lincoln County Schools
The Lincoln County Schools Board of Education has approved Dr. Aaron D. Allen as the Superintendent of Lincoln County Schools. His selection was approved at a special called Board of Education meeting on February 22, 2021.Currently, Dr. Allen has served the District as the Associate Superintendent of Schools for Lincoln County Schools prior to serving in the capacity of Interim Superintendent since Dr. Lory Morrow’s retirement in October 2020. Dr. Allen has served in other roles for Lincoln County Schools, including Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources, principal of West Lincoln Middle School, and Assistant Principal at North Lincoln High School. Dr. Allen began his career in education in 1998, serving as a teacher at Kings Mountain High School and later served as principal at Kings Mountain Middle and Burns High School. In 2013, Dr. Allen was named Cleveland County Principal of the Year.“We are excited to announce Dr. Aaron Allen as our new Superintendent.” stated Mr. Mark Mullen, Chair of the Board of Education in 2021. “Dr. Allen’s knowledge, exemplary performance and desire for growth and excellence for our schools made him the standout candidate in this search. We are fortunate to have his service at a time when the demands of running the business of Lincoln County Schools are equally as important as the understanding of the daily changing classroom environment. I am confident Dr. Allen is the right person to navigate our county through today’s turbulence and successfully forward.”Dr. Allen received his Doctorate in Educational Leadership from Appalachian State University and a Graduate Degree in School Administration from Gardner-Webb University. He also received a Master’s of Education in Physical Education and Sports Medicine from Temple University and his Bachelor’s of Art from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Dr. Allen is married to Tami and the proud father of three children that attend West Lincoln Middle and West Lincoln High Schools."I am excited and honored to be able to serve Lincoln County in this way. I appreciate the trust and confidence that the Board of Education has in me to do the job. I love the people, communities, school staff, and students in LCS and I can’t wait to be their biggest supporter and cheerleader. I look forward to expanding our partnerships and working together with business, government, and community leaders to broaden our student opportunities,” stated Dr. Allen. “I would like to thank my wife and children for their support over my career in education. I have my parents and sisters to thank for the incredible example they gave me each day. I also would like to extend a thank you to those leaders that have come before me and have shaped me as a leader. I promise that I will work hard for every staff and student in our system just as if they were part of my family."
Dr. Allen currently serves the Lincoln County community by serving in the Kiwanis Club where he was President from 2018-2020 and is the former president of 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 21 years. 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.