Wake County (N.C.) board picks former district administrator as superintendent

June 19, 2013
Jim Merrill leads the Virginia Beach (Va.) district and worked for 16 years as an administrator in the Wake County system.

A former administrator in the Wake County (N.C.) school system is returning to the district as superintendent. The Raleigh News & Observer says the Wake County board has hired Jim Merrill as superintendent of the 150,000-student system. He is superintendent of the Virginia Beach (Va.) Public Schools, and he worked in Wake from 1984 to 2000 as a principal and district administrator. Prior to his Virginia Beach tenure, Merrill, 62, was superintendent in the Alamance-Burlington (N.C.) district.

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