Heather Tuck to lead CTE program

Published 10:52 am Friday, May 19, 2017

Heather Tuck, Isle of Wight County Schools’ assistant superintendent, has been appointed the division’s new director of career and technical education for the 2017-2018 school year. This change comes per a directive from Superintendent Dr. Jim Thornton.

Heather Tuck

As such, Tuck will play a major role in the implementation of the division’s new educational plan, which includes the creation of in-house CTE courses and renovations to the CTE facilities of both Windsor and Smithfield high schools. Succeeding her as assistant superintendent will be Mike Lombardo, the division’s current executive director of innovative learning.

“I am proud of the direction the division is going and realize it is crucial to align leadership to continue this momentum,” Thornton said. “These changes will ensure we are successful in carrying out our mission of preparing all students to be college, career and life ready.”

Lombardo joined the IWCS Instructional Department in February 2016 after serving as both a building and division-level administrator in York County Public Schools.

“I am looking forward to supporting the entire IWCS community in my new role as Assistant Superintendent,” Lombardo said. “It is an exciting time for the division and I am honored to be part of such a great team as we continue to focus on deeper learning experiences for all students.”

IWCS Director of Gifted Services, Community and Media Relations Lynn Briggs said that the changes took effect on May 12.