The Lexington City 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. A successful candidate will be required to live within the boundaries of the Lexington City Schools attendance area. Applications are due by April 30, 2018.

A successful candidate must demonstrate ability and success in (1) visionary educational leadership; (2) curriculum and instruction; (3) goal-setting and monitoring achievement; (4) fostering community and intergovernmental partnerships; (5) organization and administration of short-term and long-term strategic planning, budgeting, and personnel and facilities management; (6) strong communication skills and effective team-building; (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. The Lexington City Schools are governed by a seven-member non-partisan board of education elected to serve staggered four-year terms.

The school system operates seven schools that serve approximately 3,000 students from pre-kindergarten through grade twelve, including four elementary schools, one middle school, one high school, and a developmental center serving students with disabilities. The Lexington City Schools have approximately 400 employees and an operating budget of over $30 million. The school system’s mission is to meet the educational needs of all students within a safe environment, including: to provide resources to stimulate intellectual curiosity, promote achievement, and develop personal growth; to prepare students to function as lifelong learners in an ever-changing society; and to involve all educators, families, and community members in the on-going process of school improvement.

For more school system information, please visit, or follow the school system on social media via Lexington is nestled in the Piedmont Triad region of central North Carolina with convenient access to Interstate 85 and the cities of Winston-Salem, Greensboro, and Charlotte, as well as the Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT). The city is located just a few hours from the beaches of eastern North Carolina and South Carolina and only about two hours from the mountains of western North Carolina. With a population of approximately 19,000 residents, Lexington is the county seat of Davidson County and features a unique blend of rural and urban life. From historic Uptown Lexington to scenic High Rock Lake, local attractions include arts and entertainment, restaurants, shopping, sports and racing, outdoor recreation, and a winery. Often referred to as the “Barbecue Capital of the World,” Lexington is an affordable community with a genuine small-town character and a high quality of life. Additional area information is available at,,,, and Local news can be found at and

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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