Director of Secondary Education, Haywood County Schools, Waynesville, NCCarol Douglas

Academic Degrees

Educational Doctorate in Educational Leadership & Supervision
Western Carolina University, 2011

Master of Science in School Administration
Western Carolina University, 2003

Masters of Science in Educational Supervision and Curriculum
Western Carolina University, 1998

Bachelor of Science in Elementary & Middle Grades Science Education
Western Carolina University, 1985

Professional Experience

  • Director of Secondary Curriculum
    Haywood County Schools, 2013 - present
  • Human Resources Director
    Haywood County Schools, 2005 - 2013
  • Adjunct Professor
    Gardner-Webb University, 2012 - present
  • Middle School Supervisor Coordinator
    Haywood County Schools, 2001 - 2005
  • Elementary School Assistant Principal
    Hazelwood County School District, Grades PK-5, 1996 - 2001
  • Academically Gifted Program Coordinator
    Hazelwood County School District, Grades K-12, 1996 - 2000

Professional Memberships and Activities

  • Western Carolina University -School University Teacher Education Partnership (SUTEP), Co-chair, 2000 - 2008
  • Haywood County Literacy Council, Board Member, 2003 - 2004
  • Haywood County Arts Council, Board Member, 2002 - 2006
  • North Carolina Odyssey of the Mind, State Board Member, 1993 - 2003
  • North Carolina Association-Gifted & Talent-State Board Member, 1997 - 2004
  • Haywood Community College, Strategic Planning Committee, 2014
  • North Carolina Association of Gifted and Talented, Member
  • North Carolina Middle School Association, Member
  • North Carolina Teachers of Mathematics, Member
  • North Carolina Personnel Administrators, Member
  • North Carolina Association of School Administrators, Member

Professional Recognition and Awards

  • N.C. Middle School Association Region 8 Outstanding Administrator, 2002
  • North Carolina Association of Gifted and Talented Teacher of the Year, 1998
  • Haywood County Soil and Water Conservation Teacher of the Year, 1988
  • Western Carolina University Outstanding Elementary Education Teacher, 1986

Personal Statement

“The world is changing at a rapid pace and it is increasingly challenging for parents and students to navigate the complex myriad of opportunities that abound beyond high school. We want and expect every student to leave high school ready for college and prepared for their chosen career. It is our job to ensure that parents and students have the best information and resources available in order to make sound decisions that will positively impact the future of each student.”


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