The Avery County Board of Education appointed Dan Brigman as the new Superintendent of Avery County Schools.

The Avery Journal reports Brigman is a North Carolina native from Madison County with a long career of superintendent work.

He most resently served as the Superintendent of Laurens County Schools in Georgia.

Brigman received his Ph.D in organizational leadership and professional practice from Trevecca Nazarene University in Nashville and will be moving to the area with his family and will be enrolling his children in the district.

Brigman’s appointment is set to begin Jan. 1, 2020.