A former superintendent of Weldon City Schools has come back to lead the system in an interim capacity.
Jerry V. Congleton was appointed interim superintendent Thursday.
He was superintendent from December of 1994 until October of 2001. "It’s a wonderful thing to come back home for awhile.”
Current Superintendent Tracy J. Gary announced her retirement, which becomes effective Saturday.
In a letter to the school system and parents, Gary said, “This new year takes on a bittersweet message from me … It is a wonderful feeling to be blessed to retire and begin a new chapter in my life at North Carolina Wesleyan College.”
Gary began teaching in the system in May of 1990 and served as a teacher, principal and in multiple departments in the system’s central services. “It has been a pleasure to serve you all as superintendent.”
During her career, Gary has represented the school system as a teacher of the year, principal of the year and distinguished administrator for Weldon Elementary School. “Even more rewarding to me is that I have been afforded the opportunity to positively impact three generations of students in this community, some including current board members and educators within this great district across the state. My love for our children and staff has been portrayed by my loyalty and commitment throughout my career.”