Meet Mike Heard--new member of the Board of Education!

Meet Mike Heard--new member of the Board of Education!
Posted on 12/09/2019

Mike Heard, newly elected member of the Hickory Public Schools Board of Education, took his Oath of Office during the December 2nd, 2019 board meeting at Hickory City Hall.

A graduate of Hickory High (class of 1973), Heard also graduated from Shaw University in 1978 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Science. Soon thereafter, he began his career within the North Carolina Department of Prisons where he worked for two years before moving to Cincinnati, Ohio.

While residing in Cincinnati, Heard worked for the Boys and Girls Club for 15 years. He then returned to his home state of North Carolina, serving in the Mental Health Department of Raleigh’s Dorothea Dix Institute for 10 years. Later, he worked for the State of North Carolina for the Department of Public Safety in Juvenile Justice as a Court Counselor, retiring from state service in 2016. Following retirement, Heard joined the family business in Hickory, working as a Master Barber.

Welcome to the HPS Board of Education, Mike Heard!

We are thrilled to have you join the HPS family!

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