Loudoun County Public Schools has its next superintendent
Dr. Eric Williams, the current superintendent of York County Public Schools in Yorktown, Va., was selected on a unanimous vote by the School Board Wednesday night.
Williams will become superintendent effective July 1. He will replace Dr. Edgar B. Hatrick III, who is retiring June 30 after 23 years as Loudoun’s superintendent.
Williams has been at the helm of the 12,500-student York County School District for the past six years. Prior to his role in York County, he served as the assistant superintendent in Collier County, Fla., which serves 44,000 students.
“Loudoun County Public Schools has a long tradition of excellence and has consistently been one of the premier school systems in the country,” Williams said in a news release. “I look forward to continuing that tradition and working very closely with the board and the other division stakeholders to achieve even greater success for the students of LCPS.”
School Board Chairman Eric Hornberger (Ashburn) and Vice Chairman Jill Turgeon (Blue Ridge) both made a site visit to Yorktown to see initiatives Williams has implemented first hand.
“The board was impressed with Dr. Williams ability to connect with teachers, staff, parents and community with whom he worked. His knowledge of instructional leadership is admirable as well as his understanding and application of technology,” Turgeon said. “He is a strategic planner and above all, Dr. Williams stated time and time again that he wants teachers to recapture the joy and love of teaching, while increasing student engagement and the ownership of learning.”
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