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Johnston County schools superintendent to retire

Posted November 13, 2008

— Johnston County Schools Superintendent Anthony Parker announced Wednesday that he plans to retire on July 1, according to several school board members.

He has served in the position the past five years.

Several other school employees announced their resignations as well, all effective July 1:

  • Joyce Wade, associate superintendent of human resources
  • E.D. Hall, associate superintendent of technology and accountability
  • Ann Williams, associate superintendent of facility services

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  • Mother2 Nov 14, 2008

    Ann Williams, associate superintendent in charge of facility services announced her resignation effective at the same time. "I'm not retiring, I'm resigning," Ms. Williams said. "Without Dr. Parker's leadership, I am unwilling to continue working with the Johnston County Board of Education." This is from WTSB's website, local news.

  • Mother2 Nov 14, 2008

    Thank God this time has come! They should have been gone long ago. Maybe some of their BIG salaries could be divided and given to the hardworking teachers and adminstrative employees that work so hard for our students And if Ann Williams is "unwilling to work for Johnston County Schools without the leadership of Dr. Parker", then she is not and probably has never been committed to the well-being of our schools here in Johnston County. Who is she working for anyway! Us or him? She should go ahead and resign. She sure made it clear that she wasn't retiring! This news made my day............and year!

  • pony35 Nov 14, 2008

    Okay, here is the deal. He came in here and told people how to dress. What is up with that? I guess he has never driven a bus, or got down on the floor with five year olds. My salary didn't allow me to buy fine clothes, just to ruin on bus grease or crying children. I am very glad he is going away. He never even visited my school, I guess he thought he was to good. I say goodbye!!!

  • George Costanza Nov 13, 2008

    I haven't read any bad comments about E>D> Hall. What are you talking about?

  • Bulldog78 Nov 13, 2008

    I don't live in Johnston County and don't know enough about all of the particulars to offer an educated opinion on this story, not that it would stop most folks. What I do know is this: E.D. Hall is a good man and a great educator who has given his all and his best to every school district he has ever served and every student who has ever know him. He was a tremendous asset to Wilson County and especially to Beddingfield High School, and has been sorely missed in recent years while providing great service to the citizens of Johnston County.

    So say what you will and what you want about the folks who have announced their resignations in Johnston County; no one will know who you are and you will never have to stand behind your words in person, shielded by the cloak of anonymity that the Internet has provided you. But only speak in negative tones in regard to E.D. Hall if you truly want to show your ignorance and lack of appreciation for a good man and dedicated public servant.

  • George Costanza Nov 13, 2008

    This is what happens when administrators become politicians instead of educators.

  • jedichick Nov 13, 2008

    Thanks, Sidekick! I haven't said anything about anyone's posts on here. I've always asked him at gatherings how his job is but that's about it. We don't talk much about it beyond that. Sometimes it is better to keep that kind of stuff out of family things.

  • Sidekick Nov 13, 2008

    jedichick - If all you have to go by is family gatherings then I can understand your point. And, it is quite obvious, you don't know his policies. But you keep his professional and family matters separate. I wish you both a very productive family relationship.

  • lazerdoc Nov 13, 2008

    He got his way when he quietly pushed in the staggered starting times- our kids are getting on the bus at 5:30AM and getting home at almost 6:00PM because of this idiot. He tried to push the staggered start in the year before but there was so much outcry that the decision was reversed. So this year he waited until no one was looking to do it. Maybe we can get someone who will be concerned about the kids and not themselves.
    Someone should ask him to explain how they are screwing the TA/Bus Drivers out of over time by forcing them to do both jobs for separate pay checks. I can't believe none of them have sued for back pay. I'm glad he's leaving.

  • jedichick Nov 13, 2008

    Interesting posts, everyone. I don't know much about his policies, since I am in Wake County, but as his niece, I think he's a great guy. (He's married to my Mom's sister.)