Chris Blanton, the Principal of Watauga High School, will be taking on the role of Assistant Superintendent of Watauga County Schools
Chris Blanton, the Principal of Watauga High School, will be taking on the role of Assistant Superintendent of Watauga County Schools, beginning July 1.
This new role will involve having Blanton lead the Human Resources department as well as overseeing district-wide athletics and auxiliary services. Scott Elliott, the Superintendent of Watauga County Schools, noted Blanton's extensive experience with public education, as well as the six years he spent in the district, as proof of his aptitude for the role. Blanton is a skilled educator who has proven himself to be a great leader in his time with Watauga High School. He will continue leading the school until a new principal is selected during the summer. Blanton comes from Cleveland County Schools and has experience on several committees and advisory boards, including the Professional Education Preparation and Standards Commission and the North Carolina High School Athletics Association, for which he is now Vice President. Blanton holds a Bachelors Degree from Appalachian State University, a Masters from Western Carolina and a Doctorate from Gardner-Webb.