Joseph Hough named assistant superintendent for Buncombe County Schools

Joseph Hough

A 1986 graduate of Vance Senior High was named an assistant superintendent of Buncombe County Schools last week.

A 1986 graduate of Vance Senior High was named an assistant superintendent of Buncombe County Schools last week.

On Jan. 14, the Buncombe County Board of Education promoted Joseph Hough to the post of assistant superintendent of auxiliary services.

Hough had been in the position in an interim capacity since September.

“This is a tremendous opportunity, and I’m very thankful and humbled to be asked to serve in this capacity,” Hough said in a press release. “I look forward to working with schools and auxiliary departments as we continue to provide a high quality education to our most valuable resource, our students.”

Superintendent Tony Baldwin said in a statement in September that Hough’s years as an educator will be instrumental in the position.

“I have no doubt that Mr. Hough’s leadership experiences at the middle and high school administrative level, combined with those attained throughout his military career, will support a highly successful transition into this new role.”

Hough had previously served as the district’s director of transportation for four years but has been in education for more than two decades, serving as a classroom teacher and assistant principal. Hough and his wife, Karen, have two sons, Daniel and Andrew.