HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. (Feb. 9, 2021) – Following approval by the Henderson County Board of Public Education on Monday evening, Henderson County Public Schools (HCPS) announces the following administrative changes for the 2020-21 school year:
Scott Moore, currently principal of Rugby Middle School, will move to Central Office and serve as HCPS’ Director of Middle Schools & CTE (Career & Technical Education), effective March 1. Moore will be filling the administrative office to be vacated by Caroline Patterson, who is succeeding Dr. Wendy Frye as Director of High Schools. Patterson will continue leading the district’s Academically or Intellectually Gifted (AIG) program, under the Director of High Schools & AIG title.
Moore began his career in education in 2000 as an English teacher at Watauga High School in Boone, N.C. He joined the HCPS Family in 2003 as an English and student leadership teacher at Hendersonville High (HHS), where he taught for eight years, earned the designation of HHS Principal of the Year in 2005 and 2010, and earned his National Board Certified Teacher certification.
Moore led HHS as Assistant Principal & Athletic Director from 2011 to 2014, when he was named Principal of Rugby Middle. He has led the Raiders ever since, and under his principalship has brought the Leader In Me student empowerment and leadership model to Rugby in partnership with the Henderson County Education Foundation.
“Beloved by the Raider community, Mr. Moore has been a successful school and instructional leader at Rugby, and has provided the middle school administrator’s voice in so many important district discussions and strategic planning initiatives,” said Superintendent Dr. John Bryant. “He will be a tremendous asset to the HCPS middle school leaders in his new role as Director of Middle Schools & CTE.”
Moore earned his undergraduate degree from Appalachian State University, and a Masters in School Administration from Western Carolina University.
Former Hillandale Elementary principal Jenny Moreno will be welcomed back to a principalship role in HCPS, serving as Rugby Middle’s interim principal March 1 through the remainder of the school year.