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Superintendent of Schools
Iredell-Statesville Schools 
Statesville, North Carolina 28677

The Iredell-Statesville Board of Education is seeking a superintendent to lead the school system as it continues its pursuit of excellence. Candidates must meet the legal requirements to be licensed as a superintendent in North Carolina or be qualified to serve under the State Board of Education's alternative guidelines. Central office and building-level experience are preferred. A doctorate degree or progress toward a doctorate degree is preferred but not required. By law, the superintendent must reside in Iredell County, and residence in the Iredell-Statesville School district is strongly encouraged.  Applications are due by January 31, 2020.  Salary is negotiable and will be commensurate with experience and a history of demonstrated leadership.

Candidates must demonstrate ability and success in: (1) visionary educational leadership; (2) instructional, curriculum, and administrative leadership; (3) decision-making, delegation, and follow-through; (4) goal-setting and monitoring achievement; (5) fostering community and intergovernmental partnerships; (6) administration and organization of short-term and long-term strategic planning, budgeting, and personnel and facility management; (7) strong communication skills and effective team building; (8) procuring additional funding; (9) visibility and involvement in community activities; (10) leadership in maintaining safe and orderly school environments; and (11) planning and funding of school facilities.

The Iredell-Statesville Schools are governed by a seven-member partisan Board of Education elected by district. The school system operates thirty-seven schools that serve approximately 20,400 students from pre-kindergarten through grade thirteen. The system includes seventeen elementary schools, nine middle schools, nine high schools (including three Early Colleges and one Career Academy and Technical School), and two alternative/non-traditional schools.  The district's mission is "We are a premier school system where students come first. All students will receive a high quality, relevant education in a safe and caring environment which will produce confident, responsible and globally competitive citizens. Our students will be college and career ready." For more school system information, please visit or follow us at,, and

Located at the crossroads of North Carolina, Iredell County is the perfect blend of urban, suburban, and rural – with an abundance of agricultural resources as well as sophisticated technical industry.  From lakeside to countryside, the county is rich with thriving communities and sleepy little towns.

  • Lake Norman boasts more than 520 miles of shoreline
  • Less than 2 hours to the Blue Ridge Mountains; 4 hours to the Atlantic Ocean
  • Within easy driving distance to:  Charlotte (40 miles); Winston-Salem (40 miles); Asheville (90 miles); Raleigh (150 miles) and Wilmington (250 miles)
  • Nearby spectator sports include Carolina Panthers football, Charlotte Hornets basketball, Carolina Hurricanes hockey, and numerous minor league baseball teams
  • Birthplace of NASCAR, with many race shops located in Iredell County and Lowe’s Motor Speedway less than 50 miles southeast of Statesville
  • A variety of nearby colleges and universities, including; UNC-Charlotte, UNC-Greensboro, Lenoir-Rhyne University, Catawba University, Wake Forest University, Appalachian State University, and more

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The desirability of living within the Iredell-Statesville Schools also creates significant economic and cultural challenges and barriers for student success.  The successful candidate must be able to provide decisive leadership in an environment enriched with diverse opinions that all echo a common theme: Make public education in Iredell-Statesville Schools meaningful for every child!

Applications must be received no later than January 31, 2020.  Electronic versions of the application are available by clicking on this link:  Applicants may download the application to complete it electronically.  Completed applications should be mailed to Superintendent Search Committee, Iredell-Statesville Schools, PO Box 5671, Statesville, NC  28687.

All applications will be kept confidential. The successful candidate should be prepared to take office by no later than July 1, 2020.

Superintendent of Schools Job Description

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