Moore County's Superintendent Search page

Superintendent Search

On October 29, 2021, MCS Superintendent Dr. Bob Grimesey announced his retirement effective January 31, 2022. The Moore County Board of Education has retained the North Carolina School Boards Association (NCSBA) to help facilitate its search for the next superintendent of Moore County Schools (MCS). See the links below for more information.

Superintendent Vacancy Announcement
Timeline for Selection Process
Applications Deadline was March 7, 2022.

Community Input
The Board of Education conducted a community survey as well as a staff survey to collect direct input from interested students, parents, and members of the community to help shape the search process and to assist in defining the characteristics, experience and skills desired in the next superintendent. 

The survey is now closed and the results were compiled, summarized and presented to the Board of Education at the board work session on March 7, 2022.

Statements from Community Groups and Organizations
Local groups and organizations were invited to submit written statements regarding the leadership qualities that they consider important in the next superintendent. Statements were due on Friday, February 25, 2022.

Public Comment
Students, parents, members of the community and staff were provided the opportunity to address the board during the public comment period at the regular board meeting on Monday, March 14, 2022

Next Steps
The Board of Education held a Special Called meeting (closed session) with NCSBA's Jim O'Rourke on Monday, March 21, 2022 to go over submitted applications, choose first round interviewees, and decide on questions to ask. 

The Board of Education will conduct initial interviews, select finalists, final interviews, decide on terms of offer, and contract negotiations between April 4, 2022 to May 31, 2022.

The announcement and introduction of the new Superintendent is scheduled for May 31, 2022. More details will be provided as they become available.
  • Moore County Schools
  • 5277 Hwy. 15-501 South, Carthage, NC28327
  • 910-947-2976
  • 910-947-3011
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