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Dodson Named Western Region Superintendent of the Year

June 19, 2007

Cliff Dodson, Superintendent of Buncombe County Schools, was announced as the 2007 Western Region Superintendent of the Year last week at the end-of-the-year Superintendents’ Council Meeting held in Maggie Valley.

As the regional winner, Dodson will represent Western North Carolina in the State Superintendent of the Year program. He was selected the region’s top superintendent by a vote of fellow superintendents in the 19-district western region. North Carolina’s Superintendent of the Year will be chosen this fall.

Richard Greene, Chairman of the Board of Education, said the Board is proud of the high level of leadership that Dodson provides to the Buncombe County school district. As chairman of the superintendents’ networking group, Dodson successfully provided leadership to fellow superintendents across the western part of the state.

“It speaks well for all of us in Buncombe County Schools that our leader, Cliff Dodson, not only leads effectively here, but he is considered a leader across all of western North Carolina,” Greene added.

Dodson has served as superintendent of Buncombe County Schools since 2000. Prior to moving to Buncombe County, he was superintendent for Union County Public Schools for seven years. He also served as superintendent for two school districts in South Carolina – Georgetown County for seven years and Saluda School District One for three years. Dodson was a principal for six years and an assistant principal for three years.