Roanoke County Schools Superintendent Greg Killough announces his retirement

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ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ7) -- Roanoke County Public Schools Superintendent Greg Killough announced his retirement during Thursday night's school board meeting.

His retirement will be effective in June 30, 2018, and is doing so to spend more time with his family.

Dr. Killough is a native of Blacksburg and a graduate of Blacksburg High School.

He became the superintendent of Roanoke County Public Schools in July 2015 having previously served as the superintendent for Caroline County Public Schools in Caroline County since July 2008. Before that, Dr. Killough served as superintendent in Wise County Public Schools, teacher and coach in Warrenton and Virginia Beach, assistant principal in Virginia Beach, high school principal in Campbell County, supervisor of a Regional Adult Education program for the counties of Amherst, Appomattox, Bedford, Campbell, and Lynchburg City Schools, an assistant superintendent for Instruction in Franklin County, and an adjunct professor at Ferrum College and the University of Virginia.

Jason Moretz, Chairman of the Roanoke County School Board, expressed his thanks to Dr. Killough for his service to the school system, “We are in a better place now than we were three years ago and that’s due to Dr. Killough,” he said.

“Under Dr. Killough’s leadership, we were able to implement the largest single pay raise in the history of the school system in 2015. His passion for instruction is evident on a daily basis and I thank him for his leadership,” Moretz added.

Vinton board member Tim Greenway, echoed Chairman Moretz’s thanks, “Dr. Killough has pushed this division forward. We can’t thank him enough.”

In the coming weeks, the Roanoke County School Board will begin the process to search for a new superintendent.