IWCS announces organizational changes to administration

Published 5:17 pm Friday, July 17, 2020

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The School Board of Isle of Wight County approved several organization changes to division administration at the July 9 board meeting. Christopher Coleman will serve as executive director of Support Services and Operations. He will oversee transportation, technology and facilities. Coleman  holds the position of director of Support Services. He joined IWCS in 2018, after serving as a principal with Brunswick County Public Schools. Coleman fills the vacancy created from the retirement of Mark Mabey. The director of Support Services position will not be filled.

  • Tawana Ford, truancy officer for IWCS, was also approved as a coordinator of Instruction. Ford will continue to coordinate adult education and alternative education for the division and manage issues related to student attendance and truancy. Ford previously was an assistant principal at Smithfield High School and Principal of Hardy Elementary and the UpLift alternative education program. Before coming to IWCS, she served as a building administrator with Suffolk Public Schools.

“I am proud of the direction the division is going and realize it is crucial to align leadership to maintain this momentum,” said Superintendent Dr. Jim Thornton. “I congratulate Mr. Coleman and Mrs. Ford and look forward to their continued contributions to Isle of Wight County Schools.”