Welcome Message

  • Dr. Anthony D. Jackson, Superintendent





    Welcome to the Vance County Public School System’s website.  I am Dr. Anthony D. Jackson and it is my honor to serve as the Superintendent, lead learner and chief educational cheerleader for our 6,000 plus students and the 1,000 employees who support our core work of celebrating and serving children in this community.    

    Public education in Vance County is changing. The Board of Education and I have worked collaboratively to develop and embrace a new, bold and audacious vision for the future of education in our county, our community and our school system.  We fully embrace the new challenges presented to us; daily finding new and innovative ways to disrupt, challenge and change the status quo.  We know and accept that building a new paradigm for education in this community will require us to CELEBRATE strategies that are working and exercise the COURAGE to CHALLENGE and let go of those that are not working. We are focused and engaged on improving the educational product we provide to our students and this community.

    The Vance County Public School System is committed to providing a quality education to ALL students in a caring and compassionate environment, as well as delivering a rigorous and challenging curriculum in every classroom every day.  Our top priority is to ensure that every child is College Prepared and Workforce and Career Ready at the culmination of their academic journey. The support, belief and enthusiasm for this bold vision we are receiving from our stakeholders is overwhelming. We are fortunate to have great students, great staff and great supporters committed to ensuring that we reach our mission of preparing every student for a bright and prosperous future.  

    As your superintendent, my door is always open. I believe that frequent, open and honest two-way communication between the school system and the community is imperative. Our success depends upon you exercising your voice in the discussion that determines the direction of the district. This starts with being up-to-date and informed.  Our website is designed to assist in this important endeavor. ADVANCING VANCE is our data dashboard which houses up-to-date data on our progress. Additionally, our school calendar, upcoming events, staff e-mail addresses, sports schedules, weekly updates and many additional links to daily school activities can be accessed from the district’s website. Please visit often as we update the site regularly.

    To our many school supporters and champions in the community, I want to thank you for your continued support of the work and for embracing our bold vision for the district and the community. If I may be of service to you, please feel free to contact me.  As always I remain Vance County Schools Proud … Believe It!!  



    Dr. Anthony D. Jackson