Caroline County School Schools is saying farewell to Dr. George Parker, who will begin as the Superintendent of Newport News City Schools in July. Dr. Parker began in Caroline County in July of 2015. Over the past three years, Dr. Parker has taken the school system to greater heights through his visionary leadership, purposeful decision-making, and meaningful relationship building. Initiatives launched during Dr. Parker’s tenure include a retired teacher mentorship program for novice educators, a four-tiered instructional leadership model inclusive of Professional Learning Communities, Instructional Leadership Teams, Administrative Check-Ins, and School Support Teams, employee recognition programs, salary increases for employees, innovation grants, enhanced instructional programming and resources, and the CCPS Strategic Plan, Pathways 2022. Additionally, Superintendent Parker was instrumental in the digital conversion initiative, which will put a chromebook laptop in the hands of all 6th-12th grade students during the upcoming school year.

The School Board has begun their search for a new Superintendent. An online survey to seek community input on qualities it values in the next superintendent is available on the CCPS website. Additionally, a public hearing was held on Monday, June 11 before the monthly School Board meeting.

On Monday, June 11, 2018, the Caroline County School Board appointed Dr. George Victor Hellman, Jr. as Interim Superintendent for Caroline County Public Schools. Most recently, Dr. Hellman has served as Interim Finance Director for Caroline County Public Schools from January to April, 2018. He was also Research Project Director/Principal Investigator for Education Facilities Clearinghouse from 2014-2017 and Deputy Superintendent for Facilities and Business Operations for Hampton City Public Schools from 2006-2014. Dr. Hellman holds a Bachelor of Science in Finance from Virginia Tech and a Master of Public Administration from George Washington University. In 2007, he earned a Doctorate of Education from George Washington University.

Caroline County Public Schools thanks Dr. Parker for his service and guidance and welcomes Dr. George Hellman, Jr., who will begin July 9, 2018 in his position.