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Ross Renfrow named new Johnston County School Superintendent

By unanimous vote, the Johnston County Board of Education has selected Dr. David Ross Renfrow as the district’s new superintendent on Nov. 16.

Renfrow, a 22 year veteran of Johnston County Schools, currently serves as the district’s deputy superintendent, a position he has held since Jan. 2013.

“I am confident we have found a true leader in Dr. Renfrow, and the Board agrees that he is the best fit for Johnston County,” said Board of Education Chairman Larry Strickland. “His strong leadership skills and experience are exactly what our district will need in these coming years.”

Prior to this post, Renfrow served as the inaugural principal of the new Corinth Holders High School from 2009 to 2012 in Wendell and as principal of North Johnston High School in Kenly for six years.

“I am humbled by this opportunity to lead a district I have been passionate about for years,” said Renfrow. “We have made great strides under Dr. Croom’s leadership, and I am looking forward to the continued success of our shared vision for Johnston County Schools.”

Renfrow received his undergraduate degree and master’s degree from East Carolina University, where he also completed his doctoral studies.

Dr. Renfrow will assume his duties as JCS superintendent on March 1, 2016.

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