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Central Office Contacts

Central Office Administrators

The phone number for all central office administrators is (828) 264-7190 unless otherwise indicated below.

Dr. Leslie Alexander headshot


Dr. Leslie Alexander / 

Dr. Chris Blanton headshot

Assistant Superintendent and Human Resources Director

Dr. Chris Blanton /

Phil Norman headshot

Chief Academic Officer

Philip Norman /

Director of School and District Improvement

Dr. Betsy Furr /


Director of Accountability and Federal Programs

Dr. Wayne Eberle /

Dr. Brian Bettis

Director of Elementary Education

Dr. Brian Bettis /

Meredith Jones headshot

Director of Middle Grades Education

Meredith Jones /

Director of Child Nutrition

Monica Bolick, CDM, CFPP /

Jana Dobbins headshot

Director of Exceptional Children's Programs

Jana Dobbins /

Angela Brock headshot

EC Transition/Program Compliance Specialist

Angela Brock / 

Administrative Assistant (EC Department)

Renee Battle / 828-264-7190 /

Director of Student Services

Dr. Tierra Stark / 

Afterschool Assistant Director

Trevor Owens / 

Director of Finance

Ly Marze /

Director of Technology

Dr. Alison Schleede / 828 264-2407, ext. 10103 /

Bailey Little headshot

Director of Communications and Community Relations

Bailey Little /

Director of Transportation

Janet Tanner / 828 264-6391 /

Executive Assistant to the Superintendent and Board of Education

Leigh Lyall /

Administrative Assistant/Receptionist

Emily Younce / 828-264-7190 /

Administrative Assistant (Curriculum/Student Services)

Kim Hall / 828-264-7190 /


Finance Team

Audrey Watson, Jennifer Mortensen and Stephanie Calbreath pictured


Pictured from Left:

Audrey Watson- Accounts Payable / 

Jennifer Mortensen- Payroll Specialist / 

Stephanie Calbreath- Finance Assistant /