Human Resources

  • Come work with us!

    We want 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 approximately 4,000 full-time and part-time employees.  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.

Message from the Superintendent


  • Register now! Our job fair is Friday, April 28 

    Gaston County Schools will host a job fair on Friday, April 28 at Catawba Heights Baptist Church, 311 Belmont-Mount Holly Road, Belmont, from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m.

    The job fair is for anyone wishing to work for the school district in administrative, teaching (certified), and non-teaching (classified) positions.  Non-teaching positions include teacher assistants, school support staff, school nutrition, bus transportation/bus drivers, office personnel, facilities/maintenance, etc. 

    Attendees will have the opportunity to learn about the schools in Gaston County, meet with school principals and other administrators, receive information about salary and benefits, and participate in a preliminary interview.

    Anyone interested in attending the job fair should register here. However, walk-ins are welcome.      

    For more information, call the Gaston County Schools Human Resources Department at (704) 866-6129 or email

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  • Annual enrollment for Flexible Benefits Plan

    The time period for employees to enroll in the Flexible Benefits Plan is April 3 - June 2. If employees do not take action, their current contribution will stop effective September 30, 2023. Click here for more information.

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  • Teacher transfer information

    Click here for information for teachers who would like to transfer to another school for the 2023-2024 academic year. The deadline for teachers to apply for a transfer is Thursday, April 6 at 5:00 p.m.  For more information, call (704) 866-6129.

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We are looking for Bus Drivers!

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. Kecia Coln, Executive Director
    Dr. Leigh Smith, Director
    Beth Suber, Director