Haywood County Schools is nestled in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains and is a wonderful place to live. The area is a magnet for hikers, bikers, and lovers of the great outdoors. Notable peaks in the county include Cold Mountain, Mount Sterling, and the Great Balsams. Anglers can enjoy fishing in streams and tributaries of the Pigeon River, skiers can appreciate winter skiing at Cataloochee, and golfers can tee up at one of four beautiful courses. Surrounded by picturesque beauty yet with easy access to Interstate 40, the county is just minutes from Asheville, and within a two-hour drive of Knoxville, Atlanta, and Greenville, South Carolina. The scenic beauty and charm of the county combined with a strong commitment to excellence in our schools make working in Haywood County Schools desirable. In all our endeavors, educational excellence is more than a goal; it is our standard. With high expectations for students and staff, we are committed to creating opportunities for all students to do their best and to succeed. Our students benefit from rigorous, relevant academic programs, a comprehensive career and technical education program, enhanced arts programs, and competitive athletic programs. Without question, Haywood County Schools, the second largest school system in Western North Carolina, is a wonderful place to teach. In fact, more than 88% of our teachers are happy teaching in Haywood County Schools and plan to stay. Please join us and become part of Haywood’s outstanding teaching force.