School board extends superintendent's contract

The Moore County Board of Education approved a four-year contract extension for the superintendent during its July 1 meeting.

Dr. Tim Locklair was named the superintendent in May 2022 after serving as the interim superintendent when Dr. Bob Grimesey retired.

According to the school district, Locklair has a career in public education spanning nearly 30 years in North Carolina.

Locklair began his career in Moore County as a social studies teacher and coach at his alma mater, Pinecrest High School, where he eventually became an assistant principal.

Prior to assuming the role of interim superintendent for Moore County Schools (MCS), he served the district for more than five years as chief officer for academics and student support services, overseeing the technology, curriculum and instruction, student support services, exceptional children, federal programs, career and technical education, and planning, accountability and research departments.

Before joining MCS, Locklair served as area superintendent of Western Wake County for Wake County Schools, according to MCS. In this role, he directly supervised 26 schools (18 elementary, five middle and three high schools), including more than 2,000 employees and nearly 27,000 students in the Cary and Morrisville areas of Wake County. He also served as principal of Holly Springs High School and Apex Middle School in Wake County and as principal of West Middle School for Montgomery County Schools.

MCS said Locklair earned a bachelor’s degree in Education from Western Carolina University. He then earned a master’s in School Administration and a doctorate in Education from East Carolina University.

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