Superintendent Vacancy: Clay County Schools

Clay County Superintendent of Schools

Superintendent of Schools Vacancy Announcement

Closing Date:  March 31, 2018


The Clay County Board of Education is seeking a superintendent to lead the school system as it continues chasing excellence in all of their educational pursuits.  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 is preferred but not required.  A successful candidate will be required to live in Clay County.

A successful candidate must demonstrate ability and success in (1) effective educational leadership; (2) curriculum, instruction and technology; (3) goal setting, supervision and monitoring achievement; (4) building and fostering community partnerships and involvement; (5) administration and organization of strategic planning, budgeting, personnel and facility management; (6) strong communication skills; (7) procuring funding; (8) visibility and involvement in community activities; (9) leadership in maintaining safe and orderly school environment; (10) planning, funding and construction of school facilities; (11) decision making skills.

The Clay County Board of Education consists of five members elected to staggered four-year terms.  The Clay County School System has approximately 180 employees and serves approximately 1300 students in Pre-K through 12th grades.  The district operates one elementary, middle and high school with funding in place to construct a primary school.  The district is known for its high academic achievement and competitive athletic/arts program.  The district is also a one-to-one educational school district with an increased emphasis on STEM initiatives.

Applications may be downloaded from or obtained by contacting Clay County Board of Education 154 Yellow Jacket Drive Hayesville, NC 28904 or (828) 389-8513.