The Carteret County Board of Education is seeking a superintendent to lead the school system as it continues its pursuit of excellence. Applications are due by March 2, 2020.

The Carteret County Public Schools are governed by a seven-member elected board of education. The school system has over 1,000 employees and operates 20 schools that serve approximately 8,200 students from pre-kindergarten through grade twelve. The system includes a preschool center, 9 primary/elementary schools, 5 middle schools, and 3 traditional high schools, as well as an alternative school (grades 6-12) and an early college high school. Carteret County Public Schools are ranked as some of the best in North Carolina based on EOC/EOG, ACT, and SAT scores. The school system’s mission is to “graduate all students prepared to be productive citizens.” For more school system information, please visit or follow the school system on social media via,, or

Carteret County is located on the beautiful Crystal Coast of eastern North Carolina and is home to approximately 70,000 residents, including Beaufort, Morehead City, and other maritime communities. From Cedar Island to Stella, Carteret County has over 80 miles of sandy beaches, coastal scenery, and friendly towns. The county is known as a premier vacation spot, with attractions including Fort Macon State Park, the North Carolina Aquarium, the North Carolina Maritime Museum, and Cape Lookout National Seashore. Carteret County is also home to growing industrial and business parks, Carteret County Community College, the Morehead City State Port, and several marine science research centers and labs. The Carteret County Public Schools are proud to be the county’s largest employer. Additional area information is available at,, and Local news can be found online at and

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. A successful candidate must demonstrate ability and success in (1) visionary educational leadership, including an understanding of equity factors and the influence of equity on educational outcomes; (2) curriculum and instruction; (3) goal-setting and monitoring achievement; (4) fostering community and intergovernmental partnerships; (5) administration and organization of short-term and long-term strategic planning, budgeting, and personnel and facilities management; (6) strong communication and effective team-building skills; (7) procuring additional funding; (8) visibility and involvement in community activities; (9) leadership in maintaining safe and orderly school environments; (10) planning and funding of school facilities; and (11) decision-making, delegation, and follow-through. In addition, a successful candidate will be required to live in Carteret County.

Applicants must complete the board’s required application form, accessible online via the North Carolina School Boards Association’s webpage at Please do not contact, or ask anyone you know to contact, individual board members about your interest in or application for this position. All inquiries should be directed to Allison Schafer, Legal Counsel/Director of Policy, North Carolina School Boards Association, P.O. Box 97877, Raleigh, NC 27624-7877. Phone: (919) 841-4040. FAX: (919) 841-4020. E-mail: All inquiries will be kept confidential.

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