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Academics and Student Support Services

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Dr. Mike Metcalf
Interim Chief Officer for Academics
and Student Support Services

Dr. Metcalf
Dr. Seth Powers
Interim Executive Officer for Academics
and Student Support Services

Dr. Mike Metcalf, Interim Chief Officer for Academics and Student Support Services

Dr. Metcalf has been with Moore County Schools since 2002, first serving as a principal at Southern Middle School and Pinckney Academy High School, then as Director of Planning, Accountability and Research, Director of Curriculum and Instruction, Executive Officer for Academics and Student Support Services and is now the Interim Chief Officer for Academics and Student Support Services. In his last role, Metcalf was responsible for the recruitment, screening, training and evaluation of instructional personnel; and collaborated with the Chief Officer of Academics and Student Services, the Director of Curriculum and Instructional Support Services, the Director of Planning, Accountability and Research, and the Director of Federal Programs, Equity Compliance and School Improvement, to support the creation, implementation and evaluation of individual school improvement plans. In addition, he serves as an adjunct professor at Wingate University.

Prior to joining Moore County Schools, Metcalf served as a principal at Cairo-Durham Middle and High School in Cairo, N.Y., and as a teacher and assistant principal for Charleston County School System in South Carolina.

Metcalf is active in the community, having served on the boards of the United Way of Moore County and Moore County Communities in Schools, and is a member of the Sandhills Rotary Club.

Metcalf holds a bachelor's degree in sociology from Gettysburg College, and masters' degrees in teaching and education administration from The College of Charleston and The Citadel, respectively. He also holds a doctorate of education from Fayetteville State University.

Dr. Seth Powers, Interim Executive Officer for Academics and Student Support Services

Dr. Powers has worked for MCS for 27 years as a teacher, principal, and Director of Student Support Services. He served as a principal at Highfalls Elementary, West Pine Elementary and Elise Middle. While serving from Jul. 2016 to Feb. 2022 as the Director for Student Support Services, he was responsible for all activities related to student safety, health and welfare including the school nurse program, the MCS Police, counselors, social workers, psychologists and athletics.

Dr. Powers has a Bachelor of Science in physical education from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, a Master's in School Administration degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and a Doctorate in Educational Leadership from Fayetteville State University.

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