Message from the Superintendent

Dr. Rodney Peterson

Dr. Rodney Peterson

Superintendent of Person County Schools,

Welcome to the Person County Schools webpage.  The intent of the site is to provide you with the latest information about Person County Schools and the resources you need as parents, students, and staff members. It was an honor to be named Person County Schools Superintendent on May 3, 2017. 

I have enjoyed each phase of my 20 years in North Carolina public education. I am humbled to have served in various district leadership positions over my tenure, including Area Superintendent, Chief Academic Officer, and Executive Director of Support Services.  My most rewarding experiences in education came when I was a principal and teacher.  These roles developed my leadership style as a servant leader who makes student-centered decisions. Teaching was my first passion and a place where I developed long-lasting professional relationships. As such, I will always be grateful for my tenure as a classroom teacher in Benson, North Carolina. Before being named Superintendent, I continued my love for teaching as an adjunct professor at Campbell University and North Carolina State University.

My wife, Tonya, and I have four children.  Our children are active in sports, dance, gymnastics, and horseback riding.