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    Board Member Gerald Benton, Chair Catherine Cooke, Vice-Chair Ellen Milligan, Board Member Ed Lemon, Board Member Charlie Miller

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    Dr. Jerry L. Oates named Superintendent of Brunswick County Schools

    The Brunswick County Board of Education names new Superintendent of Brunswick County Schools.
    In a unanimous vote, following the October 29th, 2018 closed session, Dr.
    Jerry L. Oates was named successor to Colonel (R) Les Tubb, who retired
    at the end of the October with nearly four decades of service to students. 

    "We're excited about the appointment of Dr. Jerry Oates to Superintendent of Brunswick County Schools," Board Chairman Charlie Miller said of the vote. 

    "His proven leadership will keep our momentum both inside and outside of the classroom.  He lives here. His kids are in our schools.  He's got big shoes to fill but I am confident that he not only can handle the duties of Superintendent of Brunswick County Schools, he has the vision to take Brunswick County Schools to the next level." 

    Dr. Oates joined the district in 2015 as the Executive Director of Human Resources.  He had previously served as 2015 Principal of the Year at New Hanover High School and Principal of Williston Middle School. 
    "I am thankful to God for blessing me with the opportunity to lead our school district and I am honored and humbled by our board for their confidence in my leadership," Dr. Jerry L. Oates said. "I am looking forward to the challenge of transforming our district for the future." 

    Sworn In

    During the November 7th, 2018 Board of Education meeting, Dr. Jerry L. Oates was officially sworn in as the Superintendent of Brunswick County Schools! Family, friends, and even his former social studies teacher joined him for the memory making event!
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    jerry oates sworn in   Oates' family photo