‘A tremendous blessing’: Orange County Schools superintendent announces retirement
Wesh2 | By Raquel Ciampi | February 8, 2022
ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. —
Orange County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Barbara Jenkins has announced her retirement.
“Through the years, it has been my honor to work with phenomenal board members, teachers, administrators and support staff who are committed to leading our students to success,” Jenkins tweeted Tuesday.
Jenkins has served Orange County Schools as superintendent for 10 years. She is set to open the 2022-23 school year before retiring in December.
Jenkins has worked with Orange County students for over 30 years.
Officials with Orange County Schools say they have been aware of the approaching retirement since 2018, when Jenkins enrolled in Florida’s Deferred Retirement Option Program.
School officials say they will discuss a timeline to name her replacement at the next work session on Feb. 15.
“Serving in this role has been a calling and a tremendous blessing,” Jenkins said.