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Superintendent & District Leadership

Dr. Rhonda Schuhler

Dr. Rhonda Schuhler

Rhonda Schuhler has spent 30 years in public education in North Carolina, both at the school and district levels. She has served as an elementary classroom teacher, assistant principal, and principal. At the district level, she has provided leadership in a variety of roles including director in human resources, director of professional development and innovation, executive director of K-12 curriculum and instruction, and assistant and associate superintendent. She has led Franklin County Schools as superintendent for the past six years. In addition to her role as superintendent, Dr. Schuhler is currently President of the North Carolina Association of School Administrators (NCASA). She has served on the executive boards of NCSSA, NCASA and as Chair of the Board of Directors for CCRESA. She is actively involved in her community and is a member of the Board of Directors for both the United Way of Franklin County as Vice-Chair and the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce as Chair of the education committee. 

In spring of 2023, she was named CCRESA Superintendent of the Year. In 2020, she was recipient of the Dr. Brad Sneeden Leadership Award through the North Carolina School Superintendents’ Association’s Next Generation Superintendent Development Program (NGSDP). Dr. Schuhler has served for the past several years as a thought partner and presenter with the Aspiring Superintendent’s Program through NCSSA. 

Rhonda holds a B.S. in Elementary Education from Appalachian State University, a Master’s of School Administration from UNC- Chapel Hill, and an Ed.S. and Ed.D in Educational Leadership and Cultural Foundations from UNC-Greensboro.

Administrative Assistant to the Superintendent

Mrs. Karen Horton

(919) 496-2600