Photo of Bill Harrison on a gray background with text Veteran Educator Dr. Bill Harrison to Serve as Interim ABSS Superintendent

A familiar face is returning to Alamance-Burlington School System to serve as Interim Superintendent.  Dr. Bill Harrison was appointed by the ABSS Board of Education Monday morning to replace Dr. Dain Butler who resigned earlier this month. 

Harrison has over four decades of experience in education leadership roles. 

He served as both the interim superintendent and superintendent for ABSS from 2014 to 2018.  Prior to that, he was the chairman of the North Carolina State Board of Education from 2009 to 2013.

"We're excited to welcome Dr. Harrison back to ABSS. As someone who has worked here before, he already knows and understands our staff, students, and community very well. His prior experience and familiarity with both the strengths of our schools and the challenges we face will be very beneficial as we work to move forward,” said Sandy-Ellington-Graves, Board Chair.  

Harrison’s career path includes roles as an assistant superintendent, principal, and elementary school teacher before becoming a superintendent. In addition to his administrative roles, Harrison has been involved in coaching school principals and superintendents, as well as teaching masters and doctoral-level courses as an adjunct professor at several universities.

“I'm confident that under his leadership, we can build even stronger partnerships and make meaningful improvements for our students, families and staff. Bringing back a leader that people know and trust also presents a valuable opportunity to unite our district and our community at a pivotal time in ABSS,” Graves added. 

Bill Harrison being sworn in as Interim ABSS Superintendent