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Welcome Dr. Tony Watlington Sr. to RSS
Superintendent

Dr. Tony Watlington Sr.

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The Extraordinary

Where every day, everyone discovers and achieves

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The Extraordinary

Where every day, everyone discovers and achieves

Students
The Extraordinary

Where every day, everyone discovers and achieves

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The Extraordinary

Where every day, everyone discovers and achieves

Students
The Extraordinary

Where every day, everyone discovers and achieves

Students
The Extraordinary

Where every day, everyone discovers and achieves

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The Extraordinary

Where every day, everyone discovers and achieves

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The Extraordinary

Where every day, everyone discovers and achieves

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The Extraordinary

Where every day, everyone discovers and achieves

RSS Welcomes Dr. Tony Watlington Sr.

Rowan-Salisbury Schools is excited to welcome our new superintendent – Dr. Tony Watlington Sr.  Dr. Watlington Sr. was sworn in on January 11, 2021.  In his first week, he has visited with many students, teachers, staff, administrators, and community members.   Over the coming weeks, Dr. Watlington plans to tour each school to get to know their unique facets and communities they serve. 

Personal Philosophy

As students, teachers, and community members get to know Dr. Watlington Sr., he has described his personal philosophy on schools and leadership in the following ways:

  • Visible
  • Transparent
  • Student Centered
  • Data Driven and Equity Focused
  • Collaborative and Results Oriented 

Top Priorities

As Dr. Watlington Sr. joins Rowan-Salisbury Schools, his top priorities for the first six months are as follows:

  1. Learn Rowan County’s diverse community
  2. Ensure the continuity and success of Renewal
  3. Develop a long-term strategic plan 
Dr. Tony Watlington Sr.
Dr. Tony Watlington Sr.
Dr. Tony Watlington Sr.
Dr. Tony Watlington Sr.
Dr. Tony Watlington Sr.
Dr. Tony Watlington Sr.

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Innovation in Education

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