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Dr. Brad Arrowood
courtesy of Kim Jordan, Director of Marketing & Communication for Catawba Co. Schools

Catawba County Schools Names New Arts & P.E. Director

Catawba County Schools Superintendent Dr. Matt Stover announced the appointment of Dr. Brad Arrowood to the role of Director of Middle Schools/K-12 Arts & P.E. Dr. Arrowood replaces Dr. Jennifer Griffin, who was recently named Superintendent of Hickory Public Schools. The school board confirmed the position at Monday evening’s (July 24) Board of Education meeting.

Dr. Arrowood has 23 years of educational experience, most recently serving as Catawba County Schools’ L.E.A. Testing Coordinator for the past ten years. Dr. Arrowood holds a B.A. in Middle Grades Education from Lenoir-Rhyne University, an M.A. in School Administration from Gardner-Webb University, an Ed.S. from Appalachian State, and he received his Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership from Wingate University.

Dr. Arrowood taught middle school English Language Arts at Arndt Middle School and held several administrative positions in Burke County Public Schools prior to his return
to Catawba County in 2013.

Dr. Arrowood lives in Morganton with his wife, Christy, and children, Bryant and Holden. In his free time, he is involved in church activities, including serving as an accompanist and pianist, and he enjoys spending time outdoors with family.