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Nash-Rocky Mount school leaders name new superintendent

Posted December 7, 2015

Dr. Shelton Jefferies, who previously worked for the Charlotte-Mecklenburg School District and recently served as assistant superintendent of auxiliary services with the Union County School District will take on the role of superintendent on Jan. 4.
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— After months of searching, the Nash-Rocky Mount School District named a new superintendent Monday night.

Dr. Shelton Jefferies, who previously worked for the Charlotte-Mecklenburg School District and recently served as assistant superintendent of auxiliary services with the Union County School District will take on the role of superintendent on Jan. 4.

School officials said that during the search process, 17 candidates from eight different states were considered for the position and seven were interviewed.

“Although there were many qualified candidates, the board felt that Dr. Jefferies’ visionary leadership and record of success in team-building and raising student achievement would best serve the Nash-Rocky Mount students, staff and community,” read a statement from the district.

Jefferies’ appointment comes after former superintendent Anthony Jackson resigned from his position in June during a lengthy closed meeting with school board members. His comments, following the board’s 6-5 vote acceptation his resignation, suggested that he was forced out of his job.

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  • Ann Ethridge Dec 8, 2015
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    Um, Mr. Williams - that is the process in every county. School supts are not hired by the public so you are not going to have the opportunity to address them, same as a school principal. Your say is (1) your input on the survey; (2) when you vote in the board members you trust will get the right people on board to "drive the bus." The average person has no clue as to what the job of the school superintendent is yet they always want to give input. They provided that opportunity so now you just the process before you judge.

  • John Gardner Dec 8, 2015
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    No surprise here! The blind leading the blind.

  • Clint Williams Dec 7, 2015
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    Once again the NRMPS board does everything behind closed doors. They asked the public to fill out a survey but they won't let us hear from the finalists for the position? Zero public input or support! NRMPS continues it's race to the bottom.