The Cabarrus County Board of Education announced that Mr. Brian Schultz will serve as the district’s interim superintendent effective March 8 through September 1, 2021. The Board appointed Schultz at a closed session meeting on Monday, March 8, 2021. The Board previously appointed Schultz acting superintendent on February 23rd after Dr. Chris Lowder announced his retirement.
Schultz most recently served as deputy superintendent and led the district’s administrative services department where he was responsible for student support, school assignment, student safety, athletics, social work and Program Choice.
He joined Cabarrus County Schools in 1996 as a 2nd grade teacher at Winecoff Elementary School. Prior to his role as deputy superintendent, he served CCS as an assistant principal, principal, director of elementary education and assistant superintendent.
In addition to his tenure with Cabarrus County Schools, Schultz has worked in two other large North Carolina school systems – Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools and Guilford County Schools – as a principal, executive director and chief academic officer.
He earned a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Purdue University and a master’s degree in school administration from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.
Schultz and his wife, a CCS teacher, have been married for 24 years. They are the proud parents of two daughters – a college student, who is a CCS graduate, and a CCS middle school student.
About his appointment, Schultz said, “I am honored and excited about the opportunity to serve Cabarrus County Schools in this capacity and look forward to continuing the important work of engaging the minds and shaping the futures of our students.”