Dana Ayers


New Jackson County School Superintendent Dana Ayers was sworn in at the Tuesday night Board of Education meeting. Her husband, Phillip Ayers, held the Bible. Ayers takes the reins from Interim Superintendent Tony Tipton, hired last July. Ayers’ initial contract is for a four-year term beginning June 1, with an annual salary is $125,000. She comes to the post from Asheville City Schools, where for three years she has served as chief academic officer.