New Henderson County Public Schools Superintendent Named

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HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. (March 14, 2016) – Bo Caldwell will succeed David Jones as Henderson County Public Schools’ superintendent, effective July 1, the Henderson County Board of Public Education announced Monday during the regular monthly school board meeting.

Caldwell currently serves as Assistant Superintendent of Administrative Services, and has a rich history in HCPS administration and in the classroom. Upon earning his Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from Mars Hill College in 1984, Caldwell taught mathematics at Edneyville High until 1990, when he became Assistant Principal at Flat Rock Junior High.

From 1993 to 1995, Caldwell was Principal at Atkinson Elementary, and in 1995 he became Principal at Apple Valley Middle. In 2002, he transferred to Central Office and served as Senior Director of Facility Management through 2010. In 2010, Caldwell was named Senior Director of Human Resources, and in 2014 became Assistant Superintendent of Administrative Services.

Caldwell’s superintendency begins July 1, following Jones’ retirement on June 30.

“We’re sorry to lose Mr. Jones, but we’re fortunate to have someone who is truly qualified and knows the system very well,” Board Chair Ervin Bazzle said of Caldwell. “We look forward to a continuation of exemplary work.”

In addition to his undergraduate degree, Caldwell holds a Masters of Arts in Education and an Educational Specialist Degree from Western Carolina University. He lives in Hendersonville with his wife of 27 years, Jackie. His children, Bryce and Ellie Caldwell are 2012 and 2015 graduates of North Henderson High, respectively.

Caldwell serves the community as a member of the Henderson County Board of Public Health, the Henderson County Board of Recreation, the Kiwanis Club of Hendersonville, and as member and deacon at Mount Moriah Baptist Church.

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