By DEUCE NIVEN
Jesse E. “Eddie” Beck, II has been named assistant superintendent for the Columbus County Schools.
Beck’s selection was made by the Columbus County Board of Education following a lengthy closed session Monday evening, and announced in a CCS news release Tuesday morning.
“I am truly honored and humbled to be named the Assistant Superintendent of Columbus County Schools,” Beck was quoted as saying. “I am profoundly grateful to have this opportunity to serve all of our children in this capacity. I am also mindful of the tremendous responsibility that comes with this position.
“I will continue to serve all stakeholders and will strive to uphold the values and meet the expectations that exist in my new role.”
Beck fills the vacancy left by Dr. Jonathan Williams, who began his first day as superintendent of the Whiteville City Schools Tuesday.
“During his decades of service to our system, Dr. Williams has touched countless lives as a teacher, coach, and administrator,” the news release said. “It is very difficult to see him go, but Columbus County Schools is grateful for his outstanding service.”
Beck’s wife, Kelly Beck, is a former Tabor City Elementary School principal now in that post at West Columbus School.
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