During its July 9 meeting, the School Board approved the appointment of Mr. Sean Walker as Williamsburg-James City County Schools’ Assistant Superintendent for School Leadership, Elementary.

Walker has 27 years of service in Virginia public schools as a teacher, assistant principal, principal and, most recently, as the director of elementary schools for Virginia Beach City Public Schools. In that position, which he has held since 2015, Walker was responsible for the oversite of 20 elementary schools.

“Mr. Walker is a skilled educator with a record of leading successful school improvement initiatives and providing supportive mentoring to colleagues,” said Dr. Olwen E. Herron, Superintendent of WJCC Schools. “His leadership, experience and dedication will support the success of our students and employees. We are fortunate to welcome him to the WJCC Schools family.”

As an Assistant Superintendent for School Leadership, Walker will be responsible for overseeing the continuous improvement of schools and student achievement at the elementary level as well as leading the school division’s office of accountability and assessment.

“I am so incredibly honored to join WJCC Schools,” Walker said. “This division is revered for its exceptional staff and for their commitment to creating pathways to success for each and every student. As an educator and as a parent, I know how important that is. I could not ask for a greater opportunity than to support our schools and students on their journey.”

Walker holds a bachelor’s degree in education from Concord University and a master’s degree in administration/supervision from the University of Virginia. He will officially join the school division July 29.