Virginia Beach educator named as new Wake (N.C.) schools superintendent

Friday, June 21, 2013

Jim Merrill, superintendent of Virginia Beach City Public Schools, was named Tuesday night as the new superintendent for Wake County school system.

Merrill, who worked in Wake schools for 16 years as an English teacher in the 1970s, lauded the district as a leader in the state and nation.

“It really is very exciting and an honor for me to be able to return to Wake County as superintendent,” he said. “I don’t think any of you can appreciate what it means to me.”

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