Wake County Schools

Wake schools administrator: 'Time is right' to resign

Posted September 27, 2012

— A key player who helped implement the Wake County Public School System's current student assignment plan is speaking out on her resignation, saying the time is right for her to move on to other interests outside the school district.

"While this work has been challenging and rewarding, given the board’s decision this week, I believe the time is right for me to step down from my role here," Judy Peppler, the district's chief transformation officer, said in a statement Thursday.

The resignation came Wednesday, a day after the Wake County Board of Education's controversial decision to fire Superintendent Tony Tata.

"I appreciate Superintendent Tata’s strong leadership and support and the friendship of the many wonderful team members, parents, students and community members I have had the opportunity to get to know and work with during this time," Peppler continued in her statement.

Her last day with the school system is Oct. 6.

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  • tigo7 Sep 28, 1:50 p.m.

    Liberals favor spending/debt and chaos. Look who is in the majority.

  • macy Sep 28, 12:50 p.m.

    GALNC you are 100% correct!!

  • westernwake1 Sep 28, 10:07 a.m.

    "westernwake1 You mind explaining the party difference for people who serve on the board? What is he democratic position on public education? What is the republican position on education? Inquiring mind wants to know. How far back and how many Supt's do you need to illustrate your point?"

    Everything anyone wants to know about the Wake Democratic position on public education can be found in this email from GSIW:

    http://blogs.newsobserver.com/wakeed/yevonne-brannon-telling-gsiw-members-they-cant-back-down-now-on-student-assignment-plan

    It is all about Diversity with Democrats in Wake and not about educating students. The only thing they care about is "deliberate assignments for kids from lower performing areas to high performing schools."

    The Republicans care about educating every student in the system in a cost effective manner. I am not going to state that every Republican policy is great, but at this point they have a better grasp than the Wake Democrats.

  • GALNC Sep 28, 8:29 a.m.

    It is time for Wake to get a board where the members are not looking to make a name for themselves down the road in political office...Goldman and Tedesco. Tata shouldn't be fired..the board should have been fired.

  • Screw WrAl Sep 27, 7:46 p.m.

    Good for you Judy. I would run as far away as I could too, if I were stuck working for a bunch of liberal clowns that have nothing to offer this county's children. They have failed at every level.

  • superman Sep 27, 7:13 p.m.

    westernwake1 You mind explaining the party difference for people who serve on the board? What is he democratic position on public education? What is the republican position on education? Inquiring mind wants to know. How far back and how many Supt's do you need to illustrate your point?

  • westernwake1 Sep 27, 6:43 p.m.

    "Just exactly what the last board did. They just pulled people off the street. No qualifications and no education." - superman

    You mean exactly like what Del Burns did when he hired all of his friends who had no college degrees and no qualifications into administrative positions at high salaries. The only common thread these people had is that they were all donators and supporters of the Democratic party. Of course many of them went on to commit fraud against the school system, a few are still serving sentences for their crimes.

  • superman Sep 27, 6:33 p.m.

    Just exactly what the last board did. They just pulled people off the street. No qualifications and no education. It shouldnt take long to pull more people off the street. The last board is reponsible for this mess and they are trying to pass it off to the new board. Goldman and Tedesco had little or no education and they made this mess and now they are seeking state positions for which they are not qualified to hold. When I was working I had to get along with the boss. Dont think it was his resposnbility to get along with me. Tata worked for the board so it was up to him to do whatever he could to make them happy. Instead he wanted to control the board and everyone else. X military people do not do well in civilian jobs. It is a whole different battlefield.

  • superman Sep 27, 6:26 p.m.

    Enough said. She was his friend. Friends usually hire friends.

  • Nancy Sep 27, 6:24 p.m.

    Well, the board members should be pleased, they've gotten a chance to put in place THEIR chosen ones (those steeping in the old education platforms)

    People who have spent their life in education are not given to change easily and we find them beholden to the old ways.

    Just watch for it.

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