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CHAPEL HILL--Allison Sholar, superintendent of the Pender County schools, will once again serve as president of the North Carolina High School Board of Directors for the 2010-11 academic year.
Brooks Matthews, principal of Triton High School, will continue in his role as vice-president after assuming that responsibility in the middle of last year due to the resignation from the board of Daryl Barnes, who retired.
Born in Asheboro and a 1983 graduate of Elon College, Allison taught high school English for five years before moving into administration. At the high school level she has been a principal at Manteo, Currituck and First Flight High Schools and was named Principal of the Year in both Currituck County and Dare County.
She has been a member of the NCHSAA Board since 2005.
New Board members were recommended by the NCHSAA's Nominating Committee, based on the requirements of the Association's constitution and by-laws. The member schools at eight regional meetings select nominees for consideration across the state, then from among those nominees individuals are selected by the Nominating Committee to fill the available slots. They are approved by the membership at the Annual Meeting.
The new Board members nominated were either filling vacancies produced by members going off the Board due to completion of their terms or those who are off due to retirement or leaving public school work. They include Maurice Green, superintendent of Guilford County (Region 5, representing 4-A) and Leon Mack, director of student activities/athletic director for Cumberland County (Region 4, representing 3-A). Re-nominated to a full term was Shelly Marsh, deputy superintendent of Johnston County Schools. David Ball of Asheville's Clyde Erwin High School will be taking over the ex-officio position for the North Carolina Athletic Directors Association.
"These individuals will continue to provide outstanding leadership,” said NCHSAA commissioner Davis Whitfield. "We look forward to Allison Sholar continuing to serve as president. She has been a valuable member of the Board and guided us in 2009-10 through a year of historic change with exceptional skill.
"We are also excited about those who will be joining the Board of Directors, which should help us to maintain an outstanding Board to serve our membership."