News Release For Immediate Release

February 21, 2023

Division Contact
Mr. Paul Nichols, Superintendent

Mecklenburg County Public Schools
New Superintendent

(February 21, 2023) – Dr. Scott Worner was appointed as the next superintendent of Mecklenburg County Public Schools following Mr. Paul Nichols’ retirement on June 30, 2023. This announcement was made at the February 20th school board meeting. Mr. Nichols has served as the school division’s chief during the past eight years and has created a culture and legacy that has been highlighted with the planning and building of a state-of-the-art high school/middle school complex, development of career academies, and the support of the community and the Mecklenburg County Board of Supervisors to remodel and/or rebuild the remaining three pre-1970 elementary schools. Mr. Nichols leadership has greatly enhanced the educational opportunities and experiences of Mecklenburg students, staff, and the community.

Residing in Boydton and a resident of Mecklenburg County for nearly 25 years, Dr. Worner currently serves as Assistant Superintendent of Mecklenburg County Public Schools. Over his 46 year career, his previous experiences include: Assistant Superintendent (Charlotte, Dinwiddie, and Spotsylvania counties); Director of Secondary Education and Acting Director of Finance (Halifax County), CEO/Executive Director of the Mecklenburg County YMCA; Director of Maintenance/School Construction and Director of Transportation (Spotsylvania County); Principal (Altavista Middle/High School, Chancellor Middle/High School, Jefferson Elementary School, Broadway High School, and Post Oak Middle School); Associate Principal (Surry County Middle/High School); Assistant Principal (Alleghany High School, Christiansburg High School, Park View Middle School, and Bluestone High School); Athletic Director (Alleghany High School and Spotsylvania County); Teacher (Broadway High School, Rappahannock High School, Richmond County Intermediate School, and Richmond County Elementary School); School Bus Driver (Rockingham County) and stints working as an adjunct instructor for Virginia Commonwealth University and Virginia Tech.

“I am flattered and honored to have been selected as the next superintendent of Mecklenburg County Public Schools. We have a tremendous community, outstanding teachers and staff, supportive board of education and board of supervisors, community businesses, and parents who care. I will do my best to facilitate this forward progress on the path that Mr. Nichols has set for us so that our students can reach their potential in the classroom, and in their future endeavors.”, said Dr. Worner.

Dr. Worner earned his Ph.D. from Virginia Tech (School Administration and Supervision), his Masters of Education (School Administration and Supervision) from James Madison University and his Bachelor of Science (Art Education and Sports Medicine) from James Madison University.

He is married to Nancy Hundley Worner a retired special education teacher, who is a Mecklenburg County native. They have two children, Hillary Adams Elder, and John Hundley Adams. They also have four grandchildren: Adam, Heath, Liam, and Violet.

Mecklenburg County Public Schools The mission of the Mecklenburg Public School Division, in partnership with family and community, is to provide all students with a quality education within a safe environment supporting the development of intellectual growth, effective communication, wellness, and life-long learning in a rapidly changing society.