Ritter named interim superintendent of Diocese of Charlotte schools
CHARLOTTE — Dr. Janice Ritter, the current assistant superintendent of Catholic Schools for the Diocese of Charlotte, has been named the diocese's interim superintendent as the search continues for outgoing superintendent Linda Cherry's successor.
Ritter will take over the position temporarily beginning June 27. Cherry announced last month that she would retire in June.
Ritter has been a member of the diocesan schools staff since 1997. She will direct the Catholic schools office, working closely with the priests of the diocese, the diocesan school board, parish school boards, principals and teachers of the diocesan schools, said an announcement released June 10 by Father Roger K. Arnsparger, vicar of education.
"The diocese is pleased that Dr. Ritter is ready to continue her long history of service to the Catholic schools," Father Arnsparger wrote in his announcement.
The search process is underway to identify a permanent superintendent by July 1, 2012, Father Arnsparger wrote in his announcement. The search committee is being led by Bishop Peter Jugis and Father Arnsparger.
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