David Jones

Began teaching career at East Flat Rock Elementary in 1978. Teacher and coach at Edneyville High School from 1981-1988.  Led Edneyville to back-to-back state boys basketball championships, winning a state championship in 1984 and finishing state runner up in 1985. Served as assistant principal at Rugby Junior High School from 1988-1990 and as Principal at Flat Rock Junior High / Middle School from 1990-1997, leading the school’s transition from a junior high to the new middle school model in 1993.  

Promoted to Director of Testing & Accountability with the Central Office in 1997. Promoted often, serving as Director of Facility Management, Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources, and Associate Superintendent for Administrative Services. Named HCPS superintendent in 2010, where he served until his retirement in 2016.  

Numerous honors including:  The Order of the Long Leaf Pine in 2016 from Gov. Pat McCrory2014 North Carolina High School Athletic Association Superintendent of the Year, 2012 North Carolina Superintendent of the Year for the NC School Community Health Alliance, 2007 North Carolina High School Athletic Association Merit Award, Henderson County Principal of the Year – 1994, 1991 North Carolina Education Certificate of Appreciation, Governor James G. Martin.  Exceptional leadership skills. Believed in doing what was right and setting high expectations.