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Dr. Jennifer Hefner
Courtesy of Alexander County Schools

Alexander County Superintendent Announces Retirement

After devoting her entire professional career to Alexander County Schools, Superintendent Dr. Jennifer Hefner is stepping aside. Hefner gave the local school board her retirement letter during the board’s closed session January 16. Her official retirement date is July 1, 2024.

Hefner has served as the superintendent since July of 2014 after a short stint as interim superintendent. Beforehand, she was the associate superintendent for curriculum and director of elementary curriculum, Title I and student services. Hefner started her employment with Alexander County Schools as a teaching assistant and bus driver after graduating from Alexander Central High School.

[News release courtesy of Denita Dowell-Reavis, Alexander County Schools Communications Director]