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Pender County Schools appoints Superintendent

posted Sep 8, 2017, 7:16 AM by Miranda Ferguson   [ updated Sep 8, 2017, 7:16 AM ]

Pender County Schools appoints Superintendent


PENDER COUNTY – The Pender County Board of Education announced the appointment of Dr. Steven Hill as district superintendent during a special meeting on Friday, Sept. 1, following a national search and rigorous interview process.


“Throughout this process the board has thoughtfully considered input from staff and community,” said Board Chair Kenneth Lanier. “We feel that Dr. Hill possesses the qualifications, experience, and characteristics that our staff, parents, and community members value and know that under his leadership Pender County Schools will continue to flourish.”


Dr. Hill will begin his duties as superintendent of Pender County Schools effective Oct. 1, 2017. Dr. Hill replaces Dr. Terri Cobb, who announced her retirement in April following more than 38 years of active service in the North Carolina public school system.


Dr. Hill currently serves as superintendent of Bertie County Schools. His vast experience includes service as emergency services officer, teacher, principal and secondary education director, as well as serving as executive director of STEM East in Greenville. 


Dr. Hill holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Mount Olive. He has also earned an educational specialist degree, master’s degree and doctorate degree in educational leadership and administration, all from East Carolina University.


“I am both excited and grateful to be accepted into the Pender community,” Dr. Hill said.  “I look forward to getting engaged and building on the progressive foundation laid by the current Board of Education and district staff.”