HCPS Announces Administrative Changes Effective Winter 2020

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HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. (Nov. 10, 2020) – Following approval by the Henderson County Board of Public Education on Monday evening, Henderson County Public Schools announces the following administrative changes for the 2020-21 school year:

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Carl Taylor

Under Dr. John Bryant’s superintendency effective Dec. 1, 2020, W. Scott Rhodes will be promoted from his role as Chief Human Resources Officer to Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources. Effective Jan. 1, 2021, Carl Taylor will serve as Chief Administrative Officer, filling the former Associate Superintendent of Administrative Services office vacated by Bryant.

Posted publicly in September 2020, the Chief Administrative Officer position provides leadership and assistance to the Superintendent in all matters pertaining to school ancillary services including facilities management, transportation, school admission and reassignment, district calendars, and board policy.

headshot of Scott Rhodes

W. Scott Rhodes

“We are thrilled to welcome Mr. Taylor to the HCPS Leadership Team,” said Bryant. “Mr. Taylor is a consummate professional, outstanding educator, and advocate for all children.  He will be a tremendous asset to the future of our school system leadership.”

An Eagle all his life, Taylor graduated from East Henderson High in 1995 and returned to teach math following his graduation from Elon University in 1999. After 5 years in the classroom, Taylor was named Assistant Principal at East and served under Rhodes’ principalship.

In 2016, Rhodes joined Central Office administration as the district’s Chief Human Resources Officer, and Taylor became Principal at East. Prior to his three-year principalship at East, Rhodes was previously Principal at Flat Rock Middle.

“Mr. Rhodes continues to bring a wealth of leadership experience and insight to our daily efforts serving the students and staff of Henderson County Public Schools,” said Bryant. “Mr. Rhodes’ passion and dedication to our school communities is unmatched, and he will certainly be a key contributor to our successes in the years to come.”


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