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Welch named Mathews superintendent

Nancy B. Welch, assistant superintendent of Mathews County Public Schools since 2009, has been chosen to lead the division as its new superintendent, beginning July 1.

Welch was selected following an in-house search for a replacement for division superintendent Dr. David J. Holleran, who will be stepping down from the post at the end of the current school year.

Welch’s appointment and Holleran’s official retirement were both approved during Tuesday night’s meeting of the Mathews County School Board, which was held in the Mathews High School media center. Welch signed a three-year contract with the division and will receive a salary of $100,000, according to school board chairman John Persinger.

During her 19 years with Mathews County Schools, Welch has worn many different hats. Her first nine years were as a classroom teacher at Lee-Jackson Elementary, where she taught kindergarten, third and fourth grades.

She also served as the division’s director of testi...

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