SMITHFIELD – Dr. Eric Bracy, the current superintendent of Sampson County Schools in Clinton, will be named the new superintendent of Johnston County Public Schools this Wednesday, May 27th, according to sources at Johnston County Public Schools Central Office.
Johnston County Public Schools has scheduled a “Meet and Greet” for the media on Wednesday at 6:00pm with the new superintendent immediately following a special session board meeting to approve his hiring and contract. Officials did not release Dr. Bracy’s name in the media notification but sources at Central Office confirm, Dr. Bracy has agreed to become the new superintendent pending a formal board vote on Wednesday and the signing of his contract.
Dr. Bracy was one of 31 candidates who applied for the position following the retirement of former Superintendent Dr. Ross Renfrow in August 2019.
Bracy has been the leader of Sampson County Schools since February 2014. Previously he was the superintendent for Northampton County, NC Schools for six years.
His prior administrative roles include assistant principal, principal, and an administrator in Durham Public Schools.
Dr. Bracy was recently named the 2020 Distinguished Educator of the Year by the NC Association of Curriculum and Development. In 2017, he was named the NC Association of Educators Superintendent of the Year. That same year he was also honored as the Southeast Education Alliance Superintendent of the Year.
Dr. Bracy, a native of Weldon, NC is married and has three daughters. He is also the son of a principal and teacher. We were unable to reach Dr. Bracy for a comment.
When asked about Dr. Bracy’s hiring, Johnston County Public Schools Board Chairman Todd Sutton said, “The decision has not yet been made, the board has not voted to hire or ‘named’ anyone yet. I have no comment at this time.”