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School Board Update
Posted: January 25, 2023
The Newport News School Board and the Superintendent of Schools have entered into an amicable separation agreement. During tonight's meeting, the School Board voted to approve a separation and severance agreement effective February 1, 2023.
Following the vote, Chairman Lisa Surles-Law shared the following statement:
Effective February 1, 2023, Dr. Parker will be relieved of his duties as Superintendent of NNPS. It is important that we state that this decision was made without cause as Dr. Parker is a capable division leader who has served NNPS for nearly five years through some extremely challenging circumstances. This decision based on the future trajectory and needs of our school division.
I must relate, we appreciated the progress for the division under Dr. Parker's leadership in developing a long-range facility improvement plan and expanded student programs through a focus on mentorship and student leadership.
The NNPS School Board thanks him for his service and wishes him nothing but the best moving forward.
The School Board also voted to name Dr. Michele Mitchell the interim Superintendent of Schools effective February 1, 2023. Dr. Mitchell currently serves as the Executive Director of Student Advancement for Newport News Public Schools. She has served as teacher, an assistant principal, a middle school principal, director of special education, and interim chief academic officer. Her tenure with NNPS has spanned nearly 28 years.