Contact New Hanover County Superintendent Dr. Al Lerch

Superintendent Dr. Al Lerch
Superintendent Dr. Al Lerch

If you have a question for Dr. Lerch, email him by clicking here.

Dr. Al Lerch is Superintendent of New Hanover County Schools.

Prior to his position of Superintendent, Dr. Lerch served as Assistant Superintendent of Testing and Student Support Services, Director of Alternative and Student Support Programs, Unit-wide Drop out Prevention Specialist, Guidance Department Chairperson, Guidance Counselor with our school system.

Dr. Lerch and his wife have two children who are both graduates of the New Hanover County Schools and the University of Wilmington.

Dr. Lerch believes strongly in active involvement in the community and has served on various boards.

Click on the questions below to read Dr. Lerch's answers:

1. What is the status on the New Hanover High School Jap Davis Fieldhouse? When will the players be able to use it again?

2.When will the decision on middle school redistricting be made?  Will there be public forums so I can express my opinion?  If so, when and where will those take place?

6. I am aware NHCS has spent a lot of time creating a strategic plan. How will a strategic plan benefit our schools and community?

8.  How can I find out about the new high school uniform requirements?

10.  Has the pre-K program been effective?  Has it been worth the money spent?

14.  The lack of structure and rigor in the AIG (academic/ intellectually gifted) program.  Some parents are concerned that the school systems attention and resources are directed more to the lower performing students at the expense of the AIG students.  While they acknowledge that students who need additional academic support should get it they feel that the AIG students should be challenged more.