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*Press Release for New Superintendent* 6/28/2012

posted Jun 28, 2012, 5:16 AM by James Jones   [ updated Jun 28, 2012, 5:33 AM ]

Carroll County Fills Superintendent Position

Brian Spencer, Chairman of the Carroll County School Board, announces that the superintendent vacancy has been filled by Dr. Strader E. Blankenship.  Dr. Blankenship is currently the Assistant Superintendent for Carroll County Public Schools. Dr. Blankenship has over twenty-four years of service in Carroll County Public Schools.

The Carroll County School Board chose to advertise regionally and adhered to a short timeline in order to have this process go smoothly and quickly. The Board received twenty-two applications from seven states, which included five current Superintendents, four Assistant Superintendents, seven central office administrators, five principals, and one educator. The Board conducted six interviews, three women and three men, and has unanimously selected Dr. Strader Blankenship to lead the school division.

 “We are very pleased that Dr. Blankenship has accepted this position. His vision and dedication to the students of Carroll County will ensure that Carroll County Public Schools continues to be one of the best school divisions in Virginia,” said Brian Spencer, Chairman of the Carroll County School Board.

 Dr. Blankenship will start his new position effective July 1, 2012. 

 A swearing-in ceremony and reception has been scheduled for Monday, July 2, 2012 beginning at 4:00 p.m. in the 2nd floor conference room of the Carroll County Governmental Complex.

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