Educator charged with DWI retires

Nov. 13, 2013 @ 07:11 PM

One of Davidson County Schools’ assistant superintendents has announced her retirement after she was arrested on a driving-while-impaired charge.
Denise Hedrick, assistant superintendent of curriculum and instruction, signed her retirement papers on Oct. 23 after working in the system for 32 years. Her last day will be Dec. 31.
Donna Stafford, public information officer with Davidson County Schools, would not say whether Hedrick’s retirement had anything to do with the DWI charge.
“That is something that you would need to ask her,” Stafford said. “She has her time in and has decided to retire.”
It is not yet known who will replace Hedrick.
“We are getting ready to get a new superintendent effective Jan. 1. I do not know that the board will decide about filling those two positions,” Stafford said. “I know the board has been actively looking to fill the superintendent position.”
Hedrick was arrested by Forsyth County deputies on Oct. 6 at 1:51 a.m. on in the 2500 block of Old Glory Road and Lewisville-Clemmons Road.
She was charged with driving while impaired and driving left of center. She was released under a written promise to appear in court and given a Jan. 6 court date. She is expected to appear in the Forsyth County District Court.
A phone call to Hedrick was not returned.
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