Replacing Cindy Goodman as assistant superintendent of curriculum and instruction is Dr. Pamela Baldwin, coming to Scotland County from New Hanover County Schools.
The board also approved moving assistant superintendent Larry Johnson from human resources to assistant superintendent for auxiliary services. Johnson replaces Stuart Blount.
Cory Satterfield was selected as Johnson’s replacement.
“We had a great applicant pool for both positions,” said Superintendent Rick Stout. “But both Pam and Cory distinguished themselves from the group and I feel they are the strong leaders who will help carry us forward.”
Most recently, Baldwin served as principal of John T. Hoggard High School.
“I’ve been a science teacher at the high school level, I’ve worked at the district level in curriculum and human resources, and I’ve also been a middle and high school principal,” Baldwin said. “I think a lot of experience with leading, both in the military as well as in the school system and as a coach has really prepared me well for this position.”
In addition to experience as an Army medic, as director of teaching and learning for Currituck County Schools, and as a track and gymnastics coach, Baldwin holds a doctorate in in educational leadership and masters degree in administration and supervision from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington.
Satterfield comes to Scotland County from six years as principal of Richmond Senior High School, where he was named the 2010-2011 Sandhills Regional Principal of the Year.
After spending four years playing professional baseball in the St. Louis Cardinals organization, Satterfield earned a master’s degree from East Carolina University and is currently working toward a doctorate in educational leadership at Wingate University.
“I’m really excited - I have a lot of friends in Scotland County,” said Satterfield. “It’s all about the children and getting the right teachers in the classrooms to help our kids.”
In other business, Johnson briefed the board on repairs scheduled to begin at Pate Stadium on July 16. The repairs are scheduled to be completed by August 15, two days in advance of the season’s first home football game.
Roger Ammons, Scotland County Schools’ maintenance director, said that required state inspections of the stadium will be conducted as the repairs proceed in order to expedite the stadium’s return to use.
“I think it’s more of a three-week job, so actually I think we’ll have more than two days,” said Ammons.