ACS Superintendent Vacancy Announcement

The Asheboro City Board of Education is seeking a superintendent to lead the school district 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 Asheboro City Schools attendance area. Applications are due by April 22, 2019.
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 Asheboro City Schools district is governed by an eleven-member nonpartisan board of education elected to serve staggered six-year terms. The school district operates nine schools that serve approximately 4,500 students from pre-kindergarten through grade twelve, including a five-star early childhood development center, five elementary schools, two middle schools, and one high school. The district has over 600 employees committed to providing rigorous, individualized, and engaging learning opportunities for all students in a safe and inviting environment to ensure students can become successful lifelong learners prepared for global citizenship. In 2018, Asheboro City Schools was recognized as a top ten school district in North Carolina based on the Class of 2018’s graduation rate of 92.7 percent. The district was also recognized as one of only three school districts across the state where each school met or exceeded expected growth two years in row. For more information, please visit, or follow the school district on social media via,, and
Asheboro is the county seat of Randolph County and is centrally located in the “Heart of North Carolina,” a short distance from Greensboro, Charlotte, and the Triangle region (Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill). Asheboro has a population of approximately 25,000 residents and is the proud home of the internationally renowned North Carolina Zoo (home to the Asheboro High School Zoo School). In addition to the zoo’s trails and wildlife, outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy hiking, biking, kayaking, and zip-lining through the Uwharrie National Forest. Other area attractions include the Richard Petty Museum, the North Carolina Aviation Museum, the American Classic Motorcycle Museum, Tot Hill Farm Golf Club, and “The Handmade Pottery Capital of the World” (Seagrove, NC). Whether it is distinctive shopping, strolling a local vineyard, cheering for the Copperheads baseball team, or visiting the local art gallery or theater, Asheboro has something for everyone. Additional area information is available at,,,, and Local news can be found at
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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