Last Thursday, Macon County Schools’ new superintendent, Dr. Chris Baldwin visited the League of Women Voter's monthly meeting to give those in attendance an update of the current state of schools in the county.
Baldwin is a native of Nantahala and has been a lifelong educator. He officially took on the role of superintendent on July 1 of this year. He graduated from Nantahala School in 1986 and returned to teach at the small school. Before becoming superintendent, he served as a teacher and principal in Nantahala. He has served as principal of Franklin High School for the last two years. In 2005 and 2008, he was named Principal of the Year.
Of the highlights detailed about the county schools, Baldwin noted that the high school currently graduates 86.1 percent of its students and in doing so produces the highest reading scores in the western part of the state.