Former Mount Airy educator to lead Alleghany schools

By Nicholas Elmes -


A former Mount Airy school teacher and administrator has been named as superintendent of the Alleghaney County school system.

Chad Beasley, who has served multiple roles in Mount Airy, including teacher, coach, and athletic director at Mount Airy High School; as assistant principal at Mount Airy High School, and as principal of Jones Intermediate School; was appointed to the Alleghaney post earlier this week.

He had been serving as Stokes County Schools’ middle and high schools and CTE directer at the time of his appointment. He will be starting his new position in Alleghaney County on Sept. 1.

“I want to say thank you to Mr. Mendenhall and the Stokes County Board of Education for the wonderful opportunity they provided me to serve the students and staff of Stokes County,” Beasley said Tuesday, speaking of Stokes Superintendent Ronnie Mendenhall. “I truly appreciate Mr. Mendenhall’s belief in my abilities and for allowing me to do my job. I have gained many friendships in the short three-and-a-half years I have been here and I will surely miss them. I am proud of the accomplishments gained while working with such a strong group of educators in the Stokes County schools. I wish each and everyone continued success.”

Beasley graduated from North Surry High School and received his undergraduate degree and his master’s degree from Appalachian State University. He recently completed the Superintendent Fellows Program. The two-year Superintendent Fellows Program is an initiative to increase the pool of potential superintendents.

He is enrolled in the Ed.D program at Gardner- Webb University. He was named the Wachovia Principal of the Year in 2009 and in 2015 was inducted as a member of the Reich College of Education Rhododendron Society at Appalachian State University.


By Nicholas Elmes

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