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Mays accepts position with Catawba County Schools

Dr. Jessica Mays

(Updated June 28, 5:00 p.m.)

Taylorsville Elementary School Principal Dr. Jessica Mays has accepted a position in the Catawba County Schools System effective July 1, 2016, according to Dr. Jennifer Hefner, Alexander County Schools Superintendent.

Online media reports Tuesday indicated Mays will lead Claremont Elementary in Catawba County Schools system.

“I received her official resignation today [Tuesday] and we are advertising this vacancy this afternoon. We are required by law to advertise the position for five days. Interviews will be scheduled and conducted after the five day posting,” Dr. Hefner stated.

The Taylorsville School position will be a permanent, full-time position requiring an administrative license and various other criteria. 

“In the interim, we will use Dr. Betsy Curry, Dr. Bill Griffin, or Dr. Robyn Helton (all former principals), if an administrator is needed on campus,” said Hefner.

“We wish Dr. Mays the best in her new role and appreciate her service in Alexander County,” the superintendent concluded.

Mays served as principal of Taylorsville Elementary beginning January 20, 2015. Immediately prior to that, she served as principal at Ellendale Elementary.


Visitor Comments

Submitted By: Amy hopkeSubmitted: 6/28/2016
I am happy for Dr. Jessica Mayes, but sad that Claremont will benefit from our school board and Mrs Hefner conduct. We are losing a great educators due to the fact that we have had to fight to keep our school afloat, for what? For bad research done in Alexander County. If it wasn't for the county commissioners and county office we wouldn't even have a chance. So tell me if you live inside the county lines how do you feel about having no school or no hospital? That is a great selling point isn't? NOT. I think we have the school board to thank for Dr May's for looking somewhere that would appreciate her and experience.

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