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Stanly County Schools



Saturday, June 11, 2016 


The Stanly County Board of Education is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. William (Bill) H. Josey as Superintendent of Stanly County Schools.  Mr. Josey was selected from a highly qualified candidate pool.  The selection process was conducted by the Board of Education and included interviews and a rigorous screening process. Mr. Josey will begin the transition process in June of 2016 to ready his role as Superintendent on August 1, 2016.  Mr. Josey will replace Dr. Terry Griffin who will retire on July 31, 2016 with 38 years of service.  The Stanly County Board of Education took action on the Superintendent’s employment contract at their meeting on June 11.


Mr. Josey’s unique attributes are his broad range of experiences in budgeting, school finance, district operations, district leadership, and his philosophy of working with the Board of Education, staff, students and community to focus on the strategic vision of the district.

Mr. Josey is a home-grown product of Stanly County and Stanly County Schools.  He was raised in Norwood, attended Norwood Elementary School and graduated from South Stanly High School in 1995.  Mr. Josey went on to attend North Carolina State University where he received degrees in Accounting and Business Management and became licensed by the State Board as a CPA in 2003.  Mr. Josey has spent 12 of his last 13 years in the senior administration of Stanly County Schools leading the Finance department and Business Operations departments of the district. 


A devoted father, Mr. Josey has one son – Hunter – who attends Central Elementary School in Albemarle.   In his spare time, Mr. Josey is an Instrument Rated Private Pilot and enjoys the time he spends in the cockpit with his son Hunter.


“I would like to thank the Board of Education for giving me the opportunity to lead and give back to the school district that educated me and provided my foundation for learning.  Stanly County is a wonderful community that raised me as a child and it is where I have chosen to live for almost all of my adult life.  I am privileged to work with the dedicated staff, teachers and administrators at Stanly County Schools, and I look forward to working together as a community to ensure that all children in Stanly County receive the educational opportunities needed to prepare them for their respective futures.”