Lincoln County, NC – Dr. David Martin, Lincoln County School’s Superintendent Contract Up for Renewal

Lincoln County School's Superintendent

As you have likely read and heard around Lincoln County, NC is the controversy over Dr. David Martin’s contract as Lincoln County Schools Superintendent with the Lincoln County Board of Education has reached a critical point this week.

I personally have received many e-mails and read many bits of information and I felt it was necessary to get this information out to our Lincoln County Residents.

I have two children attending Lincoln County Schools currently.  One of the reasons we moved to the area was because of the great schools and small town atmosphere.   I meet many buyers every day that choose Lincoln County as there home for the same reasons.

I believe most parents want Dr. Martin’s contract to be extended.  I feel he has not only maintained our great schools, but also improved them and I also believe there will still be many great things to come.

After listening to President Obama’s State of the Union Address last night, I have continued to ponder today the need for our children to have improved educations and the ability to attend college regardless of the parent’s salary.  I guess this is really the reason I have chosen to step up today and voice my opinion. 

So here is the deal as I understand it….

The superintendent’s initial 4-year contract has not been extended leaving only 1+ years remaining for him to serve our children.

The Board of Education has never taken a public vote to extend (or not) the superintendent’s contract.

The BOE has not formally and in writing shared any professional concerns with the superintendent related to his performance.

The BOE’s annual rating of the superintendent is 3.8 of 4.0.

News@Norman also provided this additional information…Dr. Martin has done an exceptional job in running our school system:
* Our schools met the state’s Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) requirements in 98.1% of school subgroup targets. 
* Our schools exceeded the state average in reading, math, science, end of course (EOC) composite, and graduation rate. 
* 17 of 24 schools achieved “high academic growth.”
* We had seven “Schools of Distinction.”

On January 26th, many Lincoln County Residents showed up at the BOE meeting with expectation of this contract issue to be sorted out.  It has now been postponed til tomorrow, Friday, January 28th, at 5 pm.  The meeting will again be held at their main office on General’s Boulevard. 

To help, you can attend that meeting, as many others will, to show your support for Dr. Martin.  There has also been a Facebook page set up for supporters of Dr. Martin’s contract extension.   You can find it by typing “Support Dr. Martin-Superintendent of Lincoln County Schools” in Search.

I leave you with this thought….What is right for the children is more important than the good ole boys network and politics!

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About Michelle Nantz

There are many qualities and skills that go into being an excellent real estate professional: integrity, in-depth community and market knowledge, marketing savvy, effective negotiation skills, and a high-quality professional network ~ all of which are hallmarks of Michelle Nantz. In 2003, Michelle began her career in real estate, after a successful career in restaurant and hotel management with her last position as Regional Director of Operations running 56 hotels throughout two states. She owes her success in real estate and management to her expertise in people skills, managing, negotiating, and follow-up. However, it is Michelle’s dedication to quality service that she ultimately credits her success. Michelle shared, “In my experience as a Lake Norman real estate professional, I’ve found that providing the very best service is essentially about putting my clients first. This means keeping myself accessible, being a good listener as well as a good communicator, and responding quickly to their needs.” This “client first” philosophy combined with continual personal improvement and keeping up-to-date with the latest technologies is a cornerstone of both Michelle’s and Lake Norman Realty’s business philosophy. In addition to Michelle’s extensive real estate education and her experience in the local market, she is also an Accredited Staging Professional®, which brings additional value to marketing her clients’ homes. Michelle and her family have made the Lake Norman area their home for over 10 years. In her rare leisure moments, you’ll find Michelle with her three children and husband, or unwinding with gardening or reading. “I live and work in this community and only have the best interests of our community and its members in mind,” says Michelle. Her community activities include participation in Denver Days, Relay for Life and support for Christian Ministries and area schools.
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One Response to Lincoln County, NC – Dr. David Martin, Lincoln County School’s Superintendent Contract Up for Renewal

  1. Thank you for your comments! Always nice to know there are people in the community paying attention!

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