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Dr. Sherry Hoyle Announces Retirement

Dr. Sherry Hoyle has announced her intention to retire from Lincoln County Schools as of July 1, 2017.  Dr. Hoyle has served as superintendent of Lincoln County Schools for six years and previously worked with the district as a teacher, TQE Coordinator, Director of Elementary Schools, and Assistant Superintendent. She is retiring after 31 years of service with Lincoln County Schools. 


Dr. Hoyle reflected on her career and retirement at the school board meeting and in her communication with staff with the following remarks.


I am honored to have been a part of this school district for the past 31 years.  It has been a privilege to play a role in the growth and development of teachers and administrators.  Most importantly, it has been gratifying to watch our students grow, learn, mature, and progress.  The opportunity to witness our students when they began in kindergarten, progress through twelve years of school and shaking their hands when they walked across the stage at graduation is a very humbling experience.


 In addition, my work in Lincoln County Schools has been extremely rewarding.  With each position or responsibility I have assumed in the district, I have continued to grow and learn professionally.  When I began in my current position six years ago, one of my goals was to explore new and current relationships with the community, business and industry, and post-secondary opportunities for our students.  Since that time we have offered new programs at the high school level, as well as, Advanced Manufacturing, Firefighter Technology, CCP classes through Gaston College, Afternoon College, and have created locally developed courses.  We have also enhanced collaborations with the community and business and industry through such organizations as the Industrial Managers Association, Small Business Committee, East Lincoln Betterment Association, YMCA (Y-Readers, Before/Afterschool care), Gaston College, and others.


 My career has been filled with many great experiences involving the students, staff, parents, Board members, community, business leaders, and past/present administrators of Lincoln County Schools.  Our current Board has been very supportive of me and staff programming initiatives that have benefited the students of Lincoln County Schools. 


I have enjoyed working in Lincoln County Schools, and will greatly miss those individuals who make this system successful.  I feel that we have some of the most dedicated employees who put students’ best interest ahead of their own.


Thank you again for the opportunity to be a part of the Lincoln County Schools family.