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Carteret County NC Board of Education officials named Richard Paylor as the Interim Superintendent of schools once current Superintendent Mat Bottoms retires on December 31, 2019.
Interim Superintendent Paylor is no stranger to Carteret County Schools as he served as Principal of Down East Middle School, Smyrna Elementary School, and Newport Elementary School.
Prior to being named interim superintendent, Mr, Paylor served as Assistant Superintendent for Strategic Improvement.
The county board of education also announced that Assistant Superintendent for Personnel, Policy and Student Services Blair Propst will share the duties of Bottoms’ position with Paylor.
Local county education board members will begin a search to fill the permanent position.