Under the direction of Johnston County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Jim Causby, three staff members in leadership positions have been assigned new roles to support the growing needs of the district.
These positions are not new positions, nor do they carry any additional funding or raises to the staff assigned to these roles, according to Causby.
Each Area Assistant Superintendent is assigned a region of the district and will provide support and customer service to schools in their specific region. The roles of Area Assistant Superintendent are assigned to Dr. David Pearce, Patty Whittington, and Dr. Ben Williams.
Pearce will serve the Southwest Region of the district. Whittington will serve schools in the Central Region, while Williams will assist schools in the Northeast Region. Specifically, they will provide day to day assistance to principals and parents for the 45 schools in the district as needs arise.
“As a district of more than 37,000 students and the 7th largest school system in the state, it is essential to provide this level of service to meet the needs of our schools,” said Causby. “These positions are under my direct supervision and will be of great value to our school system.”
Pearce, Whittington, and Williams currently work in the district office as administrative officers, where they oversee and directly manage district level administrative responsibilities and tasks. The role of Area Assistant Superintendent will not affect these already assigned responsibilities, but provide a direct contact to the three regions of the district.
Pearce has 18 years of experience and a doctorate in Educational Administration. He has served as a teacher, assistant principal, and principal.
Whittington has 26 years of experience and holds a Master of School Administration degree. She has served as a teacher, assistant principal, principal, and Director of Elementary Curriculum.
Williams has 20 years of experience and a doctorate in Educational Administration. He has served as a teacher, assistant principal, and principal.