The Pitt County Schools superintendent for the past 7 years Doctor Beverly Emory said her goodbyes Monday night at her last school board meeting before she heads up another North Carolina school system. Dr. Emory announced her departure in March. She says she's taking the superintendent job with Winston-Salem/ Forsyth County Schools to be closer to family.
Monday night before the Pitt County Board of Education meeting, Dr. Emory thanked the board and community for everything during her service. She talked about challenges for her successor.
"The biggest challenge going in is what it would be anywhere, and what the new superintendent here will face. Which is, what does data say are our biggest needs? How do we narrow our priorities to 2 to 5 things that we can accomplish this year?" said Emory.
Dr. Emory's last day is June 30th.
The board chose an interim superintendent, Michael Cowin, a few weeks ago. Cowin is the Assistant Superintendent of Finance and has been with Pitt county Schools for the past 10 years. He has not applied for the permanent position.
The county has not found a permanent replacement for Dr. Emory.