The Moore County Board of Education has appointed Darcelle McDougald as Assistant Director for Communications for the district.

    Darcelle McDougald

McDougald brings with her eight years of experience working in K-12 education, most recently for Judson Independent School District near San Antonio, Texas, where she assisted in the passage of several bond referendums and participated in the opening of a new college-ready high school. She coordinated district facilities for local groups and organizations, parents and community members’ athletic events, community meetings and special programs. McDougald also served as a liaison to city officials, business leaders, and board members as a member of the district’s Bond Oversight Committee that saw the passage of a total of $270 million in school construction and improvement bonds. McDougald’s appointment comes following a scaling back of communications staff at the central office with the streamlining of three positions into one. As such, the individual filling that position was required to possess a wide range of skills and abilities related to writing, social media, production, website management and community engagement.

“The breadth and depth of Ms. McDougald’s experience in school district communications and operations is a great benefit to Moore County Schools as we look toward building and opening the new Advanced Career Center and Area I elementary school in the 2019-2020 school year,” said Moore County Schools Director for Communications Catherine Murphy.

McDougald is a native of Southern Pines, N.C., and a member of the Pinecrest High School Class of 2002. Her husband, Chris McDougald, is also a Pinecrest alum and together they have three sons. Darcelle earned her bachelor’s degree in public and interpersonal communications at North Carolina State University, and a master’s degree in organizational management at Ashford University. She began her career in working in San Antonio area for local non-profit businesses in property management for San Antonio Housing Authority, and working as a coordinator for foster and at-risk youth attending college and trade schools throughout Texas.

”I am very happy to be back home with my family in Moore County and I look forward to supporting, sharing and communicating the great developments in quality education that Moore County Schools has to offer,” said McDougald.

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