Dr. John F. Boldt has lived on three continents; Australia, Europe and North America, has traveled extensively in the United States, and has visited Africa. In 1979, his family settled down in Kinston, North Carolina, where he graduated from Kinston High School in 1981. After earning a bachelor’s degree in Anthropology with an emphasis in Archaeology, from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, Dr. Boldt began his teaching career teaching middle school social studies and coaching varsity soccer. He has over 29 years’ experience in education, with over 23 years as a school administrator, earning his Master’s in Education Administration from East Carolina University in 1993.
Dr. Boldt has served as an assistant principal at La Grange Elementary School, Savannah Middle School, Lenoir County Alternative School, and South Lenoir High School. In 1996, he was named principal at Teachers Memorial Elementary School in Kinston. Dr. Boldt completed the Principal’s Executive Program (PEP) in 1997. In 2000, he completed PEP’s Higher School Performance Program. He became the principal at E.B. Frink Middle School in La Grange, North Carolina, and was named Lenoir County’s LCSAEOP Administrator of the Year in 2001. That same year he completed the PEP Principal as Technology Leader Program. In 2004, Dr. Boldt earned his Doctorate in Education Administration from East Carolina University. He was named the principal at Southern Wayne High School in Dudley, NC in 2008. Dr. Boldt has taught online education courses for Lenoir Community College, Johnston Community College, and Wayne Community College. He has also served as an adjunct professor in the Masters of Arts in Executive Leadership Studies program at Gardner-Webb University.