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4/14/2021 2:51:00 PM
Familiar Faces In New Places

Lincoln County Schools
Press Release

The Lincoln County School Board approved several changes among administrative staff at Tuesday evening's (April 13th) meeting.  Most of them amount mostly to title changes.

The leadership adjustments approved by the board were:

● Rusty Saine will be moving from the Director of Accountability to the Chief of Accountability and Student Information
● Kim Davis will be moving from the Director of Exceptional Children to the Chief of Exceptional Children’s Services
● Karen Dellinger will maintain her role in Media and Instructional Technology and will keep the permanent role of Public Information Officer
● Diana Carpenter will maintain her role as Director of Middle Grades but will also take on the role of Chief Communications Officer
● Dr. Tim Beam will move from the Director of Federal Programs to the Chief of Federal Programs and Student Support
● Josh Sain will move from MTSS/AIG Facilitator to Director of Academic Support and Learning
● Dr. Heath Belcher will move from Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction to the Associate Superintendent for Instruction and Innovation
● Randy Putnam will move from Director of Maintenance to Chief of Maintenance, Grounds, and Planning
● Eric Eaker will move from Chief of Operations to Chief Operations Officer

Superintendent Dr. Aaron Allen said, “These men and women have a talent and skill base that will make them successful in their newly expanded and/or defined roles. We have had time since October to see where we can build capacity to grow initiatives and manage the district in varied ways that allow leadership to be more efficient and effective in their roles. I look forward to working with these leaders in new ways for the overall success of our school system.”

The board also approved Dr. Allen's s recommendation to hire Beth McCraw as the new Chief Financial Officer for Lincoln County Schools.

McCraw graduated from Winthrop College in 1985 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration with an option in Accounting. She also graduated from the NCASBO School Business Management Academy in 2012, where she received certification as a Certified School Business Director. McCraw previously worked as Director of Accounting with Cleveland County Schools for sixteen years, Kannapolis City Schools Finance Officer for three and a half years, Alexander County Finance Officer for three years, Kings Mountain District Schools Finance Officer for two years, and five years as Finance Officer in Lincoln County Schools.

McCraw brings thirty years of Financial experience in the private sector as well as North Carolina Public Schools.
Dr. Allen commented: “Beth will bring solid leadership to our small department and will help us to plan for the future. She has a calming spirit and engaging personality that will make her (re)entry to Lincoln Co Schools a success. Her knowledge base of school finance in NC is vast and we cannot wait to put it to use.”

Ms. McCraw replaces Mrs. Pamela McBryde, who resigned in February to become the City of Lincolnton Finance Director. McCraw will begin work on Monday, April 19th.

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