Wake County Schools

Wake schools administrator: 'Time is right' to resign

Posted September 27, 2012 4:17 p.m. EDT

— 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.