The Caldwell County 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 in Caldwell County. Applications are due by February 5, 2018.


The Caldwell County Schools are governed by a seven-member non-partisan board of education elected to serve staggered four-year terms. The school system operates 26 schools that serve approximately 12,000 students from pre-kindergarten through grade twelve, including eleven elementary schools (Pre-K-5), four middle schools (6-8), four elementary-middle schools (Pre-K-8), three traditional high schools (9-12), one middle college high school (9-12), one early college high school (9-13), and two alternative schools (K-5 and 6-12). In addition, the school system operates the Patterson Science Center, a STEAM center for grades K-12 featuring an outdoor classroom environment on 1,400 acres. Caldwell County Schools is the largest employer in Caldwell County with approximately 1,800 employees. The school system’s vision is that “every student will graduate from high school, be globally competitive for work or postsecondary education, and be prepared for life in the 21st century.” For more school system information, please visit, or follow the school system on social media via,, and

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Caldwell County – Vacancy Announcement

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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