Superintendent of Schools - Granville County Public Schools - Granville County- NC

Post Date: 02/10/2017

Superintendent of Schools 

Granville County, North Carolina

The Granville County Board of Education is seeking a superintendent to lead the school system 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.  Nontraditional candidates are encouraged to apply. A successful candidate will be required to live in Granville County. Applications are due by April 3, 2017.

A successful candidate must demonstrate ability and success in (1) visionary and innovative educational leadership; (2) recruiting and retaining excellent staff; (3) curriculum and instruction, including the use of technology; (4) goal-setting, monitoring achievement, and interpreting data; (5) fostering community and intergovernmental partnerships; (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; and (10) planning and funding of school facilities.

The Granville County Public Schools are governed by a seven-member nonpartisan elected board of education.  The school system has almost 1,000 employees and operates 19 schools that serve approximately 8,000 students from pre-kindergarten through grade twelve.  The system includes nine elementary schools, four middle schools, five high schools (including the J.F. Webb High School of Health and Life Sciences and the Granville Early College High School), and one alternative school.  The school system’s mission, in partnership with the community, is to “continually improve all educational services to prepare our students today for a successful tomorrow” based on the core values of agility, continuous process improvement, customer focus, data-driven management, leadership, learning-centered education, long-term commitment, people focus, participatory management, social responsibility, systems thinking, and teamwork.  For more information, please visit, or follow the school system on social media via,, and

Granville County is ideally located in the north-central Piedmont region of North Carolina along the Interstate 85 corridor, with convenient access to Interstate 40, the Research Triangle Park (RTP), and Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU) to the south and the Virginia state line to the north.  The county is home to approximately 60,000 residents, including the cities of Creedmoor and Oxford, the towns of Butner, Stem, and Stovall, and several other small-town communities surrounded by beautiful rural landscapes.  Granville County is only hours from the beaches of eastern North Carolina and the mountains of western North Carolina.  Vance-Granville Community College is located just across the county line, and several other major universities are less than a 45-minute drive.  With vibrant and historic communities, friendly neighbors, and nearby parks and lakes, Granville County is a great place to live, work, and play.  Additional area information is available at,,, and  Local news can be found at and

Applicants must complete the board’s required application form, accessible online via the North Carolina School Boards Association’s webpage at  Inquiries can 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.