Chris Lowder was sworn in Monday as the 10th superintendent of Cabarrus County Schools.
Lowder was named interim superintendent in March. On Monday, the Cabarrus County Board of Education appointed him superintendent.
Lowder is a Cabarrus native who attended Cabarrus County and Kannapolis City schools and is a graduate of A.L. Brown High School. He earned a bachelor’s degree in English education from UNC-Chapel Hill and two master’s degrees from UNC Charlotte.
He began his career with the district as an English teacher at Central Cabarrus High in 1992. He has been an assistant principal, principal and director of high school curriculum. Under his leadership, the district’s graduation rate rose and consistently outpaces the state and national averages.