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Superintendent of Schools
Lincoln County, North Carolina
The Lincoln County Board of Education is seeking a Superintendent to lead the Lincoln County
Schools (“LCS”). Candidates must have or be qualified to hold a Superintendent license in North
Carolina. Prior experience or a doctoral degree is preferred but not required. The individual
chosen will be required to live in Lincoln County.
Candidates should demonstrate a strong ability in: 1) instructional and administrative leadership;
2) partnering with business leaders, community members, and government officials; 3) public
relations; 4) administration and organization; 5) long and short term planning and monitoring; 6)
budgeting; 7) personnel management and staff development; 8) facility management; 9)
community involvement; and 10) strong communication skills.
Lincoln County Schools has been consistently recognized as a leader in public education and
strives to make each student career or college ready. During the 2015-2016 school year, LCS had
a graduation rate of over 90% and out of the 21 schools reporting growth measures 16 met or
exceeded academic growth expectations. LCS serves approximately 11,400 students in 24 schools,
including 14 elementary schools, 4 middle schools, 4 high schools, and one alternative education
program serving both middle and high school students and the Lincoln County School of
Technology. Lincoln County Schools is governed by an elected, seven-member Board of
Education and has approximately 2000 employees.
Located twenty-nine (29) miles northwest of Charlotte and with a population of 80,000, Lincoln
County features a variety of appealing settings for residents, including the Lake Norman area, the
town of Lincolnton, and the beautiful farm land and rolling hills of western Lincoln County.
Lincoln County’s population and economy are growing and LCS is an integral partner along with
local government and business leaders in making Lincoln County a great place to live and work.
As an example of this partnership, over the last several years Lincoln County Schools and local
leaders worked together to create and fund an Advanced Manufacturing course curriculum at the
Lincoln County School of Technology. The School of Technology offers a rigorous combination
of academic and technical curriculum for any interested high school student, and the newly
developed advanced manufacturing curriculum is preparing students to work in Lincoln County’s
robust manufacturing sector or for a path toward higher education. For more information about the
School of Technology and the partnership with local leaders, please visit: CBJ_Article-1.pdf
The Lincoln County Board of Education is searching for a Superintendent who will continue the
tradition of its past achievements but who will also look toward the future. For more information
on Lincoln County Schools, please visit: You can also find LCS on social
For more information on Lincoln County, please visit the Lincolnton-Lincoln County Chamber of
Commerce at:; or visit the Lincoln Economic Development
Association at:
Applications from interested candidates must be received in the office of the School Board
Attorney by Friday, April 28, 2017. Electronic versions of the application are available by
Questions should be directed to: Dean Shatley,
Campbell Shatley, PLLC, 674 Merrimon Ave., Suite 210, Asheville, NC 28804; Phone (828) 378-
0064 or e-mail All inquiries will be kept confidential. The selected
candidate should expect to take office in July or August of 2017.