Roanoke Co. superintendent announces retirement

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ROANOKE Co., Va. (WSET) - The superintendent of Roanoke County Public Schools announced he will retire at the end of the 2017-2018 school year.

Dr. Greg Killough became the superintended in 2015 and also served as the superintendent for Caroline County Public Schools.

“Under Dr. Killough’s leadership, we were able to implement the largest single pay raise in the history of the school system in 2015. His passion for instruction is evident on a daily basis and I thank him for his leadership,”Jason Moretz, Chairman of the Roanoke County School Board, added.

Dr. Killough's last day will be June 30, 2018.

He made the following comments to the school board:

Over 3 years ago, my wife and I were looking at new career options and our prayers were answered when I was offered the opportunity to step into the superintendent position here at Roanoke County Schools. It has been an incredibly fulfilling and rewarding experience to work alongside such a talented, dedicated, and hard-working group of administrators and staff . . . and students of such a high caliber.
After much prayer, my wife, Cathy, and I have made the decision that it is time for us to once again enter a new phase in our lives. Cathy will be retiring from her teaching career at the end of this school year, and while I am not sure that I am ready to step away completely from my days of working, I think we have both agreed that it is time for me to change gears and look for new opportunities that will allow me to spend more time with my family and support my wife who has been by my side and supported me for the past 35 years.
With that in mind, I will be retiring from Roanoke County Schools effective the end of June, 2018. I have assured the board that I will be more than happy to assist my successor in any way that I can, for as long as it is deemed to be helpful, to make sure that the school system continues to stay strong.
Who knows where Cathy and I may be led next. Our adult daughters are hoping that we will be drawn a little closer to Tennessee.
I do want to thank my wife and each and every one of you for this opportunity and for the support you have given me. I feel very blessed to have met and worked with so many wonderful people.
Thank you to the staff, students, and parents for allowing me to serve you.

The search for a new superintendent will begin in a few weeks.

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