Judy Peppler, once one of former Wake County Schools Superintendent Tony Tata's top lieutenants, has landed a new job leading a national education reform organization.
KnowledgeWorks announced today that Peppler has been named the group's new president and chief executive officer. The Cincinnati-based group touts Peppler's training from the Broad Superintendents Academy and her roles in Wake as chief transformation officer and chief of staff.
"Students are counting on us to help them leave school ready to succeed in college and in life, and our goal should be to do all we can to make that a reality,” Peppler says in the press release. “KnowledgeWorks is in a unique position to do this work because we have demonstrated success on the ground in our innovative schools and we understand the civic infrastructure and policy supports necessary to scale and sustain this success.”
Peppler resigned from Wake shortly after the school board fired Tata in September.