Steven Blackstock appointed interim superintendent for Hyde County Schools

Published 8:08 am Sunday, April 10, 2022

Steven G. Blackstock was sworn in on Friday, April 1, 2022 at 9:15 a.m. as interim superintendent of Hyde County Schools. April 1 marked the retirement day for Superintendent Stephen Basnight.

Blackstock is the current director of instructional programs and assessments and he will continue in that role while serving as interim superintendent. The Hyde County Board of Education is conducting the superintendent selection process and will likely name the next superintendent of Hyde County Schools later this month.

Blackstock earned a Bachelor of Music Education from James Madison University, a Master of Music from The Catholic University of America and a Master of School Administration from East Carolina University.

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In addition to teaching middle and high school band in Virginia for eight years, Blackstock taught secondary mathematics in Dare County for seven years, served as principal at Jarvisburg Elementary school in Currituck County for three years and was principal at Manteo Elementary in Dare for four-and-a-half years, where he was named the Dare County Schools Principal of Year. He joined the administration of Hyde County Schools in January of 2020.

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