One might say 'it's now official.' Dr. Aaron Allen took the oath of office as the new Superintendent of Lincoln County Schools prior to the monthly School Board meeting Tuesday evening (March 9th). Dr. Allen took the oath with his hand on his grandmother's Bible. He referred to something she had written in the Bible years ago: "He has not called us to see through each other; He has call us to see each other through."
In his remarks after being sworn in, Dr. Allen thanked multiple other educators who had influenced him and helped prepare him for the job. "While he's not here tonight, Dr. Jim Watson was the one who first hired me, and he still calls occasionally to see how I'm doing." Dr. Allen said Mayor Ed Hatley, who worked with the schools and was later on the School Board, was "my first mentor at West Lincoln Middle School." He had high praise for Elaine Jenkins, who like he, served as an interim superintendent; for former assistant superintendent Dr. Matt Stover, now the Superintendent of Catawba County Schools; for former superintendent Dr. Sherry Hoyle; for Dr. Elaine Boysworth, Dr. Rhonda Hager, and for Jill Eaddy, among others.
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