The current interim superintendent of the Rowan-Salisbury Schools has been selected as the new leader of the Mooresville Graded School District.

The MGSD Board of Education announced that Dr. Jason Gardner will begin as the superintendent as soon as he is released from his current district.

During the search process, the board carefully reviewed applications from a diverse field of 22 candidates from 10 different states. Although many qualified candidates applied, the board felt that Gardner’s experience, leadership and dedication to students and staff would best serve MGSD students, employees and the community for years to come. The board is confident Gardner will lead the school system to even higher achievement.

Gardner has enjoyed a long and very successful career in public education spanning more than 20 years in North Carolina. He currently serves as the interim superintendent of the Rowan-Salisbury Schools, where he has also worked as chief academic officer and executive director of elementary education. Over the last six years, Gardner has played a pivotal role in helping RSS substantially improve the number of schools meeting or exceeding growth.

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