Nancy Welch, who has served as superintendent of schools of Mathews County Public Schools for the past eight years, announced she’ll be retiring from that post effective Sept. 1.
She handed in her “notice of separation” at the conclusion of Tuesday’s school board meeting, which was held in the Mathews High School media center.
The process to find a replacement begins next week; the school board will take up the matter on Tuesday following its public hearing and work session on the 2023-2024 budget. The hearing will be held at 4 o’clock in the MHS media center, with the other meetings to follow immediately after.
Welch’s career in education includes a 27-year span with Mathews County Schools. She began with the school division as a classroom teacher at Lee-Jackson Elementary, where she taught kindergarten, third and fourth grades for the first nine years.
As a teacher, Welch helped develop the division’s new teacher-mentor program. In 2005, she was named the elementary scho...
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