Camden County Board of Education
October 6, 2017
Camden County Board of Education Names New Superintendent
The Camden County Board of Education is pleased to announce the selection and appointment of Dr. Joe Ferrell as the next superintendent of the Camden County Schools (CCS). Dr. Ferrell will
take office on November 1, 2017.
During the search process, the board carefully reviewed applications from a diverse field of 27 excellent candidates. Although many qualified candidates applied, the board felt that Dr.
Ferrell’s experience, leadership, and dedication to students would best serve CCS students, staff, and the community for years to come. The board is confident that Dr. Ferrell will lead the school
system to even higher achievement.
Dr. Ferrell has enjoyed a successful career in public education spanning over 21 years in North Carolina. Since 2016, he has served as the Executive Director of Secondary Education for the
Alamance-Burlington School System, overseeing all of the school system’s middle and high schools and the school system’s Career and Technical Education (CTE) program. Prior to his
current position, Dr. Ferrell served in the Alamance-Burlington School System as the principal of Williams High School (2011-2016). Dr. Ferrell also previously served as an elementary and
middle school principal for the Guilford County Schools (2002-2011) and as an assistant principal for the Person County Schools (2001-2002). He began his career in public education as
a fifth-grade teacher in Roxboro, North Carolina.
Dr. Ferrell has an impressive academic background as well, including a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Elon University. After then earning a master’s degree in school
administration from North Carolina State University, he went on to obtain a specialist degree and doctorate in educational leadership from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
Dr. Ferrell looks forward to the opportunity to lead the Camden County Schools and to become an active member of the community. Dr. Ferrell has issued the following statement about the
position: I am honored and humbled to be chosen to lead Camden County Schools. I look forward to meeting and speaking with students, staff, parents, and community
members to begin learning about the great things happening in Camden County Schools and how we can work together to achieve at even higher levels.
Please join the board in welcoming Dr. Joe Ferrell as the new superintendent of the Camden County Schools.
Click on the following link for the PDF copy: Press Release Dr. Joe Ferrell