Dr. Jennifer Parish, Superintendent, Announces Retirement

February 2020

Poquoson City Schools Superintendent Jennifer Parish will retire at the end of the current school year and will then become Executive Director of the Downtown Hampton Child Development Center.

“I have served as superintendent of Poquoson City Public Schools for almost 12 years and have had a wonderful experience,” Dr. Parish said. “I have enjoyed working with an incredible group of people who always do their best for our students and our community, and the decision to retire was made with mixed emotions.

“PCPS is a very special place and I have been honored to be part of this extraordinary community,” she said.

With this move, Dr. Parish will continue to support children through her work but now as a leader for a non-profit organization. “Quality early childhood education is vitally important and helps ensure that young children come to kindergarten prepared for school and positioned for success throughout their school years. I am excited to focus my work in this area,” Dr. Parish said.

In addition, Dr. Parish will continue to teach classes at the College of William & Mary and work closely with future and current educational leaders. Dr. Parish is also looking forward to spending more time with her family.

Shortly, the School Board will begin the search for a new superintendent with the goal of filling the position prior to Dr. Parish’s departure. “Everyone should be assured that I will work toward a smooth leadership transition, and I will continue to do my very best work for PCPS until the day I retire,” Dr. Parish said.

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