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Who’s in charge of Pitt County Schools?

The Pitt County Board of Education, who shape policy, set the budget and hire the system’s superintendent (who is in charge of day-to-day operations). Current Board members are:

  • Caroline W. Doherty, Chair, District 7
  • Mary Blount Williams, Vice-Chair, District 3
  • Robert Moore, District 1
  • Mildred A. Council, District 2
  • Betsy Flanagan, District 4
  • Anna Barrett Smith, District 5
  • Worth Forbes, District 6
  • Melinda Fagundus, District 8

Who is PCS’ superintendent?

Dr. Ethan Lenker has served as PCS’ Superintendent since 2013. He began his career in education as a high school math and physics teacher, and was recently named 2017 Regional Superintendent of the Year. His oldest child graduated from Pitt County Schools in 2016, and is a college freshman.

How many schools are in the PCS system?


  • 7  High schools
  • 7 Middle schools (includes 6 K-8 schools)
  • 6  K-8 schools
  • 15 Elementary schools
  • 1 Pre-school Center
  • 1 Pitt Academy

How many students?


How many teachers and staff?

About3300 (approximately 1800 teachers)

How many days are in a  school year?


For more info on Pitt County Schools, visit Pitt County Schools and download the PCS App from the AppStore!