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MGSD’s Mauney chosen by peers as region’s best

Stephen Mauney

The Mooresville Graded School District’s Stephen Mauney has been selected by his peers as the Southwest Region Superintendent of the Year.

He now will compete for the North Carolina A.Craig Phillips State Superintendent of the Year award. 

“It is recognition that is both earned and deserved!” said Reeves McGowan, executive director for the Southwest Regional Education Alliance, a non-profit organization supporting education in the southwest area of North Carolina. “Your peers within our region appreciate all the good things the Mooresville Schools are doing and your willingness to share ideas about your successes with them.” 

Mauney has spent his career with the MGSD. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Davidson College in 1991 and a master’s from Appalachian State in 1993. He started his educational career as a history teacher at Mooresville High School, where he taught for six years before becoming assistant principal, and then moved to Mooresville Middle School as principal in 2006.

Mauney was named MGSD’s director of operations in 2008 and executive director for secondary education in 2011 before taking over as superintendent in August 2016.

He and his wife, Lisa, and their five children live in Mooresville. 

“We are extremely proud of Dr. Mauney for receiving this much-deserved honor,” said MGSD spokeswoman Tanae Sump-McLean. “His heart for children, this district, and this community is at the forefront of his decision-making as a Superintendent. And while he is a phenomenal superintendent, he is an even better human being.” 


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