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Administrative Appointments Approved at the May 2020 Board of Education Meeting

At the May meeting of the Asheboro City Board of Education, the following administrative appointments were approved by the board. 

Administrative Appointments

Mr. Derek McCoy, Principal, North Asheboro Middle School, effective July 1, 2020. 

Mr. McCoy is a veteran middle school principal who brings a wealth of experience to Asheboro City Schools. He presently serves as principal at Washington Middle School, Grady County Schools (Georgia). Previously, he served as principal at West Rowan Middle School (Rowan-Salisbury Schools), Spring Lake Middle School (Cumberland County Schools), and West Middle School (Montgomery County Schools). Mr. McCoy is a collaborative leader, strategic thinker, and has a strong background in technology and innovation. In 2014 Mr. McCoy was recognized as a National Digital Principal of the Year by the National Association of Secondary School Principals. He also co-authored a book, “The Revolution: It’s Time to Empower Change in Our Schools,” and has been a keynote speaker and presenter at a number of conferences throughout the United States. He is described as an innovator, builder, and visionary leader with a passion for students. We are pleased to welcome Mr. McCoy to serve as the next principal at North Asheboro Middle School. 

Mr. Ray Horton, Director of Exceptional Children effective July 1, 2020. 

Mr. Ray Horton has been named to serve Asheboro City Schools as the Director of Exceptional Children. Mr. Horton came to Asheboro City Schools in December 2018 as the Lead Exceptional Children Program Specialist, and has been the Interim Director of Exceptional Children since December 2019. Prior to  joining Asheboro City Schools, Mr. Horton taught Exceptional Children for 13 years in Lexington City  Schools, and completed his principal internship at Lexington Senior High School. More recently, Mr. Horton worked in Guilford County Schools as an Exceptional Children Program District Behavior Support Coordinator, responsible for ten elementary schools and six middle schools. We are  pleased to welcome Mr. Horton as the Director of Exceptional Children. 

2020-2021 School Calendar

The board also approved an amended 2020-2021 school year calendar. A link to the new calendar can be found here:   

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