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Gregory Killough

Gregory Killough (VHSL photo)

From Roanoke County Public Schools: The Roanoke County School Board has named Dr. Greg Killough as the next superintendent for Roanoke County Public Schools, beginning July 1. Dr. Killough will replace Dr. Lorraine Lange, who will retire on June 30 after serving as superintendent since 2006.  Dr. Killough has served as the superintendent for Caroline County Public Schools in Caroline County, Virginia since July 2008. A native of Blacksburg, Dr. Killough holds a Bachelor’s degree from Virginia Tech, a Master’s degree in Supervision and Human Development and a Educational Specialist Degree in Administration and Supervision from George Washington University and a Doctorate in Education Administration and Supervision from the University of Virginia.

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Dr. Killough has previously served as superintendent in Wise County Public Schools, teacher and coach in Warrenton and Virginia Beach, assistant principal in Virginia Beach, high school principal in Campbell County, supervisor of a Regional Adult Education program for the counties of Amherst, Appomattox, Bedford, Campbell, and Lynchburg City Schools, an assistant superintendent for Instruction in Franklin County, and an adjunct professor at Ferrum College and the University of Virginia.

“Finding the next superintendent for Roanoke County Public Schools was one of the most important and, honestly, was one of the most difficult decisions I’ve ever been part of during my time on the school board,” said Roanoke County School Board Chairman Drew Barrineau. “We were looking for the right person to lead our school system into the future and someone who best fit the values of Roanoke County. I’m proud to say Dr. Killough is that person,” Barrineau added.

Dr. Killough will receive a compensation package of $169,000, which includes usage of his personal vehicle and cell phone.

“Over next few months, Dr. Killough and Dr. Lange will be working together to ensure a smooth transition,” said Barrineau. “I thank our staff and our citizens who provided input during the search process. Your input was very helpful to the school board in deciding the qualities that we were looking for in the next leader for one of the best school systems in the state,” Barrineau said.

Dr. Killough is married with three daughters, two of which are college graduates (Virginia Tech and High Point College). His third daughter currently attends the University of Virginia.