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Southwood Elementary School

5850 NC Hwy 8 | Lexington, NC 27292 phone Phone: 336-357-2777 phone Fax: 336-357-5227

Congratulations Dr. Emily Lipe

Dr. Emily Lipe was named Superintendent of the Davidson County School System at a called Board of Education meeting on December 12, 2017. Prior to this appointment, Dr. Lipe most recently served as Interim Superintendent and Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction.

With a twenty-seven year tenure in Davidson County Schools, Dr. Lipe is no stranger to the students, teachers and administrators of the school district. During her career, Lipe has served as a high school English teacher, a middle school assistant  principal, an elementary principal, principal of two different high schools, the director of secondary education and as a parent of two children who were privileged to be educated in the Davidson County School System.   

“It is an honor to be selected by our Board of Education as the next superintendent of Davidson County Schools. I look forward to working with all DCS students, parents and staff to continue the exceptional work that is being done in our district.”

Dr. Lipe earned her Doctorate in Educational Leadership from High Point University and both her Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in English with a concentration in Education from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Selected as a North Carolina Principal Fellow, she also earned a second Master’s degree in School Administration from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She and her husband, Kevin, reside in Lexington.