Wake County Schools

Key player in Wake student assignment plan to resign

Posted September 26, 2012 4:28 p.m. EDT
Updated September 26, 2012 4:34 p.m. EDT

— 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.