The Rowan-Salisbury School System welcomed Dr. Lynn Moody as the district’s new Superintendent on October 1, 2013. Before coming to Rowan-Salisbury, Dr. Moody served as Superintendent for the Rock Hill School District in South Carolina since 2006.
Dr. Moody has held positions of teacher, counselor, coach and administrator. She has worked in Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina. She is a native of Ruffin, North Carolina, where both parents were educators.
Dr. Moody received her undergraduate and master's degrees from N.C. State University and her Doctorate of Education from Nova Southeastern University.
As Rowan-Salisbury’s Superintendent, Dr. Moody leads the district of approximately 20,000 students and 3,000 employees in 35 schools and five central office locations. She promotes a professional code that begins with "putting students first." She believes that student success is based on being in an environment that encourages students to Learn, Grow, Connect, and Thrive.
Dr. Moody is proud of her family. She is married to Wayne Moody, a senior vice-president with HDR Engineering, and they have two grown sons, Brad and Hunter. She enjoys sports, reading and spending time with her family.
In a job that is always demanding, one of Dr. Moody's biggest challenges is determining a balanced budget that maintains the integrity of the classroom. In addition, her biggest goal for her staff is to ensure that teaching and learning occur for every single child every single day. Dr. Moody states that, “I want to be sure that we are doing all that is in our power in providing a bright and wonderful future for our children.”