Superintendent

Dr. Rob Jackson

Dr. Rob Jackson is in his third year serving as the superintendent of the Carteret County Public School System. A native of North Carolina, Dr. Jackson's career in public education has spanned more than 28 years in the state, including serving eight years as a superintendent.

During his tenure as the Superintendent of the Carteret County Public School System, Dr. Jackson helped lead the successful passage of a $42,000,000 school construction bond to fund construction projects on each school campus in the system. An additional $12.9 million dollars was secured through state grants. Advocating for staff members, Dr. Jackson led efforts to increase local supplements for certified and classified staff members for the first time in approximately 15 years. Approaching the 2022-2023 school year, working in partnership with county and municipal leaders, School Resource Officers have been funded and placed in each Elementary, Middle, and High School in the school system.

Dr. Jackson often comments that in an excellent system, excellence permeates throughout the system, not just in pockets. During his tenure, every school in the school system met or exceeded growth during the 2020-2021 school year. Every eligible elementary, middle, and high school in the school system was recognized by US News and World Report in their Best Schools report. Every school in the school system has been recognized by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction for two consecutive years with the Purple Star Award for service to military-connected students and families.

From 2014 to July 2020, he served as superintendent of the Edenton-Chowan Schools. Prior to that, Dr. Jackson served in Union County Public Schools for twelve years, spending a combined ten years as a high school and elementary principal in three schools in the Union County Public Schools system. Dr. Jackson spent his final two years in Union County as the school system's Chief Communications Officer.

He previously served as an elementary teacher in Buncombe County Schools. Dr. Jackson began his career in public education as a school secretary and summer school custodian in Buncombe County.

Dr. Jackson has an impressive academic background as well. After being honorably discharged from the US Navy, he earned an Associate's Degree from Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College before transferring to Western Carolina University, where he received his Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education and his Master's Degree in School Administration. He went on to earn an Educational Specialist Degree and a Doctorate of Education from Wingate University in Wingate, North Carolina.

Dr. Jackson currently serves as the President of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association and the Past President of the North Carolina Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development.