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Dec 12

School Board Names Acting Superintendent of Schools

Posted on December 12, 2017 at 9:58 AM by Communications Department

Brian Nichols appointed acting superintendent effective Dec. 21

12-12 NNPSDuring its December special meeting, the NNPS School Board appointed Brian Nichols as the acting Superintendent of Schools to guide the daily operations of the school division effective December 21, 2017. Nichols brings a wealth of experience and knowledge about Newport News Public Schools having served the school division for 20 years as a teacher, assistant principal, principal, executive director and chief academic officer.

Nichols will serve in this capacity until the School Board appoints a permanent Superintendent. Current Superintendent of Schools Ashby Kilgore announced her retirement in October after serving in the position for 10 years. Her last day on the job is Wednesday, December 20, 2017.

The School Board has engaged the services of the Virginia School Boards Association to assist with the search for a new superintendent. The School Board will seek public input regarding the qualifications for the new superintendent through surveys and public hearings beginning in January 2018.