Washington County Schools names new superintendent

GREENVILLE, N.C.—Washington County Schools has officially named its new Superintendent.

Pitt County Schools Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources Dr. Delilah Jackson will take the helm of Washington County Schools beginning this fall. Jackson has spent the past twenty-five years with Pitt County Schools, serving in a number of positions. She spent the past sixteen years as an administrator. Before that, she served as a fifth grade teacher, an assistant principal for an elementary school and a grades 4 – 8 school as well as principal of a K – 8 and middle school. She has worked in her current position since 2006, and obtained her Doctorate of Education in Educational Leadership in May 2013.

Pitt County Schools superintendent Dr. Ethan Lenker was sad that Jackson is moving on but was happy for her at the same time. “While this is a loss for Pitt County Schools, we are certainly very happy for Dr. Jackson and wish her the best in Washington County,” he said. “During her time with Pitt County Schools, the school system has learned to lean on Dr. Jackson’s expertise and unwavering commitment to our students. She will be missed.”

In discussing her new appointment, Doctor Jackson noted her outlook on the job and what it will mean in regards to her work with children. “My new role as superintendent of Washington County Schools will allow me to expand my impact on the lives of children,” she said. “I am excited about my new opportunity, and I am looking forward to serving the students, parents, and community of Washington County.”

Washington County Schools consists of five schools: Creswell Elementary, Pines Elementary, Washington County Union Middle, Creswell High School, and Plymouth High School.

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