Searching For A Superintendent

Parents in Beaufort County who want to weigh in on the search for a new leader for their school system get the first opportunity to do that Thursday.

Beaufort County Schools will hold a forum Thursday evening about their superintendent search. The forum is at 6 p.m. at Northside High School.

The next forum is on March 5 at Southside High, and the last forum is at Washington High School on March 12. All three forums begin at 6 p.m.

Dr. Jeff Moss left Beaufort County for a new job in Lee County and former Craven County superintendent William Rivenbark as interim head of the school system.

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  • by The Wise One Location: NC on Feb 26, 2009 at 01:02 PM
    Parent in Pinetown, I agree. However, I believe Dr. Moss would have been willing to remain in the school system had the BOE agreed to renew his contract. Well, I hope to one day see all of Beaufort County schools excel in every field of academia.
  • by Parent Location: Pinetown on Feb 26, 2009 at 11:26 AM
    The BOE should take a lesson from Mr. Rivenbark. Why did he spend 40 years in the Craven county school system? I assume it is because he started there and he had established himself and his family there. The BOE needs to look right here in Beaufort Co. for the next superintendent. There are several people in the school system that are certified. They may not be experienced as a superintendent, but (I expect)neither was Mr. Rivenbark when he started in Craven Co. I think if you find someone from Beaufort Co., they will want to stay in Beaufort Co. and not just run to the next higher paying job.
  • by citicen Location: martin county on Feb 26, 2009 at 10:50 AM
    They can have our superintendent.
  • by The Wise One Location: NC on Feb 26, 2009 at 10:28 AM
    "BTea", I think it's important that the new superintendent embraces racial diversity, but not at the expense of quality. I know there are well-qualified teachers of all racial backgrounds, but a lot of excellent teachers might choose to work in well-off school systems for reasons of better pay and more prestige. Now, if someone is not hired principally on the basis of race, I could see the problem. However, to attempt to avoid the race issue altogether, teachers must be hired based on qualifications and not color. On the same note, those qualifications should include expansive knowledge and the creative ability of sharing that knowledge, an embracing attitude towards racial/cultural diversity (that would include tolerance), a 4-year degree in the area of study for which one is applying (not including Pre-K), and excellent interpersonal skills. These are just a few of the guiding characteristics which I feel are pivotal towards the success of modern-day educators.
  • by The Wise One Location: NC on Feb 26, 2009 at 10:15 AM
    Anonymous, the new Beaufort County Schools superintendent will have his/her doctorate just as every other one in the past has. Good luck Beaufort County in finding a new, well-qualified, embracing, and vibrant superintendent!
  • by BTea Location: Jupiter on Feb 26, 2009 at 09:24 AM
    I hope the BOE finds someone that embraces racial diversity in reference to the board hiring practices! It's evident this county still approves of the "good ole' boy" system of doing business.
  • by Anonymous Location: Washington Co. on Feb 26, 2009 at 09:15 AM
    *hands folded in desperate prayer* Please let Julius Walker apply, please, please?
  • by Pitt Mom on Feb 26, 2009 at 08:48 AM
    They can have hard feelings....
  • by Concerned Parent Location: Beaufort County on Feb 26, 2009 at 07:55 AM
    I hope they find someone soon, because there are a few schools that need some assistance due to the principal not being able to handle the students.
  • by T.Mac Location: Washington on Feb 26, 2009 at 07:33 AM
    I feel the BOE will find a suitable replacement for Dr. Moss. My father served on the BOE in the 80's, and while he was honored to serve, he finally came to the realization that not every parent will be pleased. If Dr. Rivenbark is already in place, I say we should give the man a chance. Now, I am a parent and my daughter attends John Small. I am very pleased with the way Lisa Tate and her staff run the school. My daughter is receiving a quality education, and I am very appreciative of that. Ms. Hagwood, Mr. Pake, keep up the great work. She thinks alot of the both of you. We,as parents, should support the decision of the BOE. They are perfectly capable of doing what is right for our kid's. Dr. Moss,I feel, did the best he could do. He has moved on to another school, so we must move forward in a positive direction. Remember, these children are our future, so they deserve the very best education allowed. Good luck BOE, and you have my support 100%.

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