At tonight’s reconvened Public Schools of Robeson County Board of Education November meeting, the board approved the hiring of Dr. Freddie Williamson for the position of Superintendent. The vote to approve Dr. Williamson was unanimous. Dr. Williamson comes to the Public Schools of Robeson County from Hoke County Schools where he has served as Superintendent for 15 years. Dr. Williamson has experience serving as a Principal, Director of Secondary School Education/Accountability, and Director of Personnel in Sampson County Public Schools. Dr. Williamson has experience working in the Scotland County Schools Central Office as an Associate Superintendent of Human Resources, Auxiliary Services, and Student Support Services. Dr. Williamson has an extensive educational background earning a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture Education and a Master of Science in Educational Leadership from North Carolina A&T State University, an Education Specialist Degree in Educational Leadership from East Carolina University, and a Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership from Fayetteville State University.
Dr. Williamson states that he believes in “One Team – One Goal” working in an aligned management system, building capacity in employees and students, and providing them the opportunities to ready themselves for College, Career, and Life.
“The Public Schools of Robeson County can be a high functioning organization focused on continuous improvement. We must be determined and never be satisfied with being good when great is possible. Students will continue to thrive when they know they are valued, loved, supported, and when they are challenged to excel in academics, character, services, and all aspects of their lives”.
Dr. Williamson has developed a 90-day plan for review. According to Dr. Williamson, this plan is just that “a plan”, subject to change based on feedback.