Human Resources

  • Come work with us!

    We would like to thank you for your interest in Gaston County Schools, and we are eager to assist you as you seek a new career opportunity with us.

    Gaston County Schools is the second largest employer in Gaston County with more than 3,800 full-time and part-time employees, including 1,950 classroom teachers.  We are the tenth largest school district in North Carolina with more than 30,000 students, and our neighborhood schools are a great source of community pride.  Our 56 schools are accredited by AdvancED/Cognia – receiving accreditation is a recognition that signifies that all of our schools have earned the distinction of being a quality school.

    While we are located in the Charlotte metropolitan region, we strive to maintain our sense of hometown and community.  We like to say that we are close enough to city life, but without the hassle.


  • Board of Education approves bonus incentive plan for new teachers

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    The Gaston County Board of Education has approved a bonus incentive plan that is designed to entice classroom teachers to come work in Gaston County Schools.

    The bonus is for teachers who are new to the classroom and/or new to Gaston County Schools.  To receive the bonus, a teacher must be:
    ▪ a classroom teacher (a teacher of record for Gaston County Schools K-12 students);
    ▪ newly-hired as a classroom teacher for the 2023-2024 academic year (not employed as a classroom teacher in Gaston County Schools during the 2022-2023 academic year);
    ▪ a full-time permanent employee in Gaston County Schools; and
    ▪ employed in Gaston County Schools by September 15, 2023.

    Teachers who qualify for the bonus incentive plan will receive a $1,000 signing bonus, which will be paid on September 27, 2023, and a $1,000 retention bonus, which will be paid at the end of the first semester in December 2023.  Further, an additional $1,000 bonus will be paid on September 27, 2023 to teachers who qualify for the bonus plan and teach one of the following hard-to-fill subject areas: exceptional children, secondary math (grades 6-12), or secondary science (grades 6-12).

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Five reasons to choose Gaston County Schools

  • We are in a great location – just 15 miles from Charlotte, 100 miles from the mountains, and 200 miles from major beaches.  Plus, there are a number of things to do right here at home.

    Academics and school safety are our priorities – we have a comprehensive educational program for students, and we continue to rank as the safest school district in the state when compared to the 10 largest school districts.

    Our Teacher Induction Program for Success (TIPS) is a model professional development program that helps beginning teachers find success in their new career.

    We offer an excellent benefits package with paid holidays, paid annual leave, paid sick leave, state retirement, health insurance, and more.

    Our schools foster a commitment to care and belonging – people who work for Gaston County Schools are more than just employees; they are an important part of our school family and contribute to our continued success.

Contact Us

  • Gaston County Schools
    Human Resources Department
    1351 Bradford Heights Road
    Gastonia, North Carolina  28054
    (704) 866-6129

    Dr. Morgen Houchard, Interim Executive Director
    Dr. Leigh Smith, Director
    Beth Suber, Director