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A man with both a heart for his hometown community and a desire to help future school administrators will transition to the next phase of his successful career with a faculty position at the Gardner-Webb University Graduate School of Education beginning in August of this year, university officials announced Jan. 31. Dr. Bruce Boyles of Kings Mountain, N.C. has served as the superintendent for Cleveland County Schools since January 2007 and recently revealed his retirement plans, effective June 30 of this year. But while he lays down his role as the county’s top school administrator, Boyles will begin a new journey as associate professor of education for Gardner-Webb, an opportunity that will allow him to expand upon his two years of experience as an adjunct professor for the University.

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Cleveland County Schools, Dr. Ben Leslie, Dr. Bruce Boyles, Dr. Doug Eury, GWU Graduate School of Education, Mooresville N.C., University of North Carolina-Charlotte, University of North Carolina-Greensboro

Cleveland County Schools Superintendent to Take on New Role at Gardner-Webb University