Carteret County Schools honors superintendent stepping down

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CARTERET COUNTY, N.C. (WITN) - School is almost out for the summer and as one school district gets ready to say goodbye to students, their superintendent is leaving as well.

Carteret County Schools superintendent, Dr. Dan Novey, is stepping down at the end of June after eight years in that position.

Tuesday, the school system held a reception in his honor as a way of saying thank you to his dedication to student success.

Dr. Novey says during his tenure, he made student learning a priority by adding new technology and devices countywide, and hiring great teachers and staff to support their students.

"As a superintendent, you're like a linchpin that connects a lot of parts to make sure they can get the job done and that was the ultimate goal was to provide quality instruction," he tells WITN.

The Board of Education decided to stay within the school system when selecting Dr. Novey's replacement, promoting assistant superintendent Mat Bottoms to the position.

He officially starts on July 1st.

Dr. Novey is staying in education as he's accepted the assistant professor position in the College of Education at East Carolina University.