Superintendent of Yancey County Schools                            
Dr. Tony Tipton

On behalf of the Yancey County Board of Education, our faculty, staff, and employees, I welcome you to Yancey County Schools and our website. Yancey County Schools has a tradition of performing well in academics, athletics, and extracurricular activities. We are blessed with talented, hardworking, and dedicated teachers and administrators. It is an honor to be the superintendent of schools in this fine community.

To meet and exceed our mission statement, which is, The Yancey County Schools strive to provide a safe and nurturing environment to empower all students to achieve their full potential as life-long learners and global citizens, everyone has a vital role to play. I appreciate the dedication and hard work of our teachers, staff, and students. Coupled with wonderful parent and community involvement we have a great support system in place to help our students succeed.

I am thankful to be part of Yancey County and its people. My personal belief is that “Failure is not an option”. Not for those of us charged with educating our future leaders and certainly not for our students. We know what failure to obtain a high school diploma means for anyone in this global economy.

I hope our website will prove to be helpful to you. If you are thinking about moving to our community, thanks for your interest in Yancey County Schools. If you are already a member of our community, I hope you share our pride in where we have been and our excitement in where we are going.

With warm regards,

Tony E. Tipton, Ed. D.


 Dr. Tipton was sworn in as Superintendent on July 1, 2011. Dr. Tipton holds the following certifications.

Mars Hill College, Mars Hill, North Carolina;
B.A., Intermediate Education – Grades 4 - 9
Certification in Math, PE, and Social Studies,

Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, North Carolina;
M.A., Education
Certification in School Administration
Certification in Central Office Supervision,

Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, North Carolina;
Ed. S., School Administration

East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, Tennessee;
Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis, Ed. D.,

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