Wake County Schools

Key player in Wake student assignment plan to resign

Posted September 26, 2012

— One of key players in the implementation of the Wake County Public School System's current student assignment plan is resigning from her post, a school system spokesman confirmed Wednesday.

Judy Peppler, the district's chief transformation officer and interim chief of staff, is stepping down from her post on Oct. 6.

Peppler was hired by former Superintendent Tony Tata, who was fired Tuesday.

Her resignation is the second announced this month.

Last week, Don Haydon, the school system's chief facilities and operations officer, announced that he plans to resign on Dec. 31.

Haydon oversees the school system's transportation and facilities departments. He is on paid leave until his resignation becomes effective.

It's unclear why Haydon and Peppler are resigning.


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  • jdgsqtr Sep 27, 2012

    A lot of housecleaning needs to be done in Haydon's Division. He took care of his good-old-boy directors with high salaries and long weekends and made it almost unbearable for the poeople doing the real work in the division. Politics at its worst!

  • iron fist Sep 26, 2012

    To bad counties in NC cannot recall. The board members will be there until next election Good luck to the parents and students of Wake county.

  • storchheim Sep 26, 2012

    LMAO at the poor overworked HR dept at the State trying to keep their job board updated! One might miss her 15th smoke break of the day!

  • justafella Sep 26, 2012

    It's unclear why Haydon and Peppler are resigning.

    Seems pretty apparent to me.

  • harmstrong4 Sep 26, 2012

    Needs to be a Recall on all these folks. Then listen to them whine about how good a job they did.

  • Tax Man Sep 26, 2012

    The majority of the board are making it hard for any responsible person to do their job at WCPSS - time to clear out the entire board and hold a special election for a new board. And it must be open to all districts - county wide to vote for all positions. Glad my kids graduated and moved on....

  • am30 Sep 26, 2012

    This is what it looks like when a scandal is about to break open.

  • Rebelyell55 Sep 26, 2012

    I guess when it time to go, it time to go, so as to not to taint the next job prospect. I'm sure they won't have any problems getting a job, except that transportation guy, he might.

  • Nancy Sep 26, 2012

    I would clearly say, given her history, that she refused to stay and try to work with a board that hasn't a clue what it takes to run this massive system.

  • ConservativeVoter Sep 26, 2012

    She resigned because of guilt by association.

    When a manager gets fired like Tata was, the people doing the firing start going after the fired persons loyal reports.