From left: Steven G. Blackstock, interim superintendent of Hyde County Schools, Tammy Sadler, administrative assistant to the superintendent and transportation director, and Suzanne Blackstock, interim superintendent’s wife

From our news services

Hyde County Schools today swore in Steven G. Blackstock as interim superintendent since today marks the last day for Superintendent Stephen Basnight.

Blackstock is the current director of instructional programs and assessments and will continue in that role while serving as interim superintendent, according to a press release by the district. 

The Board of Education is conducting the superintendent selection process and will likely name the next superintendent of Hyde County Schools later this month.

Blackstock earned a Bachelor of Music Education from James Madison University, a Master of Music from The Catholic University of America, and a Master of School Administration from East Carolina University.

In addition to teaching middle and high school band in Virginia for eight years, Blackstock taught secondary mathematics in Dare County for seven years, served as principal at Jarvisburg Elementary school in Currituck for three years, and was principal at Manteo Elementary in Dare for four and a half years, where he was named the Dare County Schools Principal of Year.

He joined the administration of Hyde County Schools in January of 2020.