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Spotlight on Josh Ballenger





Josh Ballenger is part of the maintenance department for Lincoln County Schools. As courier for the school system, he is a valuable link between all the schools across the county. Josh has worked for Lincoln County Schools for three years and his hard work and dependability make a meaningful difference in the daily operations of the school.  


Josh attended Love Memorial, West Lincoln Middle, and West Lincoln High Schools. As a product of the school system, and because of the many great people he has worked with, he understands what makes Lincoln Schools special. His school-aged children, Carson, Madison, and Gracelynn attend schools in the county and his younger children Blakelynn and Lincoln will one day be attending Lincoln County Schools. Josh and his wife Megan, like many other parents of our students, hopes that students enjoy their time in school and wants them to soak up all the knowledge they can while a student.


When asked what advice he would give students, Josh recommended for students to “have no regrets and to not wish away your time in school because it should be some of the best times of your life”.


Josh shared that it is great to work with a group of people who care about one another and are willing to lend a helping hand when needed. He explains that all of the employees for the school system are great—from top to bottom.


Josh enjoys watching sports and loves farming. He appreciates seeing things grow as a result of hard work and dedication. He values the time that he is able to spend with his family, especially moments like reading Paw Patrol Pirate Treasure with his two year old. One of his proudest moments was when his little girl won Little Miss North Carolina.


Hard work, dependability, and family are a few of the characteristics that make Lincoln County Schools a great place for our students. These characteristics are many times most often exhibited by our maintenance staff whose work occurs behind the scenes of the classroom—sometimes in the early morning hours before students arrive or the late evening when students leave. Their commitment is greatly appreciated. 

Josh Ballenger