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Lyda Was A Pioneer


Last updated 9/28/2020 at 3:06pm

The Sept. 20 edition of the Asheville Citizen Times had an article and headline, “Why are the majority of NC superintendents men?” N.C. has 115 school districts and only 31 have female superintendents.

Transylvania County has been blessed with outstanding school superintendents through the years but only one female, Dr. Sonna Lyda. Dr. Lyda traversed all the steps – a classroom teacher, then a principal, two interims as superintendent, and named Superintendent of Transylvania County schools July 1, 2003, a position she held for six years until she retired June 30, 2009. Dr. Lyda has...

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