Kathy Amos, Superintendent
I am humbled and honored to be superintendent of Yancey County Schools. I look forward to working together with the parents, school staff, community, and local government while striving for excellence in every area for our students.
I am an ASU Mountaineer! I was born in Asheville and I grew up in Hendersonville. After graduating from West Henderson High School, I attended Appalachian State University (ASU) and Gardner-Webb University for my master’s degree. I obtained my Educational Specialist degree (Ed.S) from ASU. I have worked in Burke County Public Schools for 27 years. I have thoroughly enjoyed my educational journey as a teacher, assistant principal, and elementary and high school principal. During the last four years, I have served at the central office as the Director of Advanced Learning for the school system.
My husband, Doug, and I have been married for 24 years. He is a retired captain with the NC Highway Patrol and is currently employed by WNC Real Estate at Lake James. We are blessed with three great kids. I love to spend time with my family, travel, cook, garden, and read. I also like to attend various artistic performances and sporting events, hike, camp, and trout fish.
I am student focused, and I look forward to helping our students explore and reach their life-long dreams. Teachers, parents, community leaders, business and industry partners - please know that my central office team and I look forward to assisting you and your family.
Assistant Superintendent of Middle and High School Curriculum, Accountability and Testing and Federal Programs
Director of Elementary and Pre-K, PowerSchool, Magic, CO-MTSS, CO-NC Star
Director of Technology Media and Digital Learning
School Social Worker
Student Support Services
Director of School Nutrition
Director of Career and Technical Education and Advanced Learning
Director of Human Resources
Director of Facilities/Maintenance and Transportation
Kimberly P. Bennett
Director of Finance