IWCS superintendent to leave in June

Published 11:28 am Monday, December 8, 2014

Isle of Wight County School Superintendent Dr. Katrise Perera announced today her plans to resign at the end of the 2014-2015 school year due to personal reasons, according to a press release from spokeswoman Kenita Bowers. Perera recently informed the school board of a family matter that requires her to relocate.

“Serving as superintendent of Isle of Wight County Schools has been an honor and a privilege — one that I have come to learn requires a laser-like focus. More recently, I have had to deal with family issues from a distance, which has challenged my laser focus,” said Perera. “While I sincerely regret the timing of this announcement, it is something that I can no longer delay. Going forward into next school year, I think it is in the best interest of the school division and myself that I seek opportunities closer to my family, most especially my mother.”

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Perera plans to end her tenure in Isle of Wight County Schools on June 30, and has assured the school board that she has every intent to maintain her leadership role in the school division until that time. The School Board will determine the next steps in filling the superintendent’s position.

“Although the School Board would love to see Dr. Perera continue as our superintendent, we support her desire to address the needs of her family and wish her the best in her endeavors.” said Isle of Wight County School Board Chairwoman Julia Perkins.