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Questions remain surrounding the resignation of Lafayette High School principal — and officials decline to elaborate

Kimberly Hollemon submitted her resignation as principal of Lafayette High School on Thursday. (WYDaily/LHSPrin_WJCC Twitter)

After officials announced placing her on administrative leave Monday, Lafayette High School’s principal has officially resigned, according to an email from Williamsburg-James City County Schools Superintendent Olwen Herron.

The message was sent to the Lafayette community on Thursday evening, saying Kimberly Hollemon had submitted her resignation as principal of the school. Eileen Cox, spokeswoman for the district, said it is a resignation from the division and Hollemon would not be moving to another position in WJCC.

Related story: WJCC principal placed on administrative leave

Reasons for Hollemon’s resignation remain unclear. Cox said the division does not comment on personnel matters.

However, on Monday the district contacted the James City County Police Department to report an employee allegedly using the school-issued credit card for personal purchases, said police spokeswoman Stephanie Williams.

The district declined to elaborate on the report. Cox said since the incident is a police investigation, the district cannot provide further information.

Williams also declined to provide the employee’s name because the report is an active investigation, so it remains unclear whether the report has something to do with Hollemon’s resignation.

In the message to families, Herron restated the division’s current math coordinator, Daniel Miani, would be acting principal until a permanent administrator is hired.

“I want to assure you that Dr. Miani and the entire Lafayette High School staff remain focused on what is most important – your children,” Herron said. “They are committed to delivering high-quality instruction and advancing your child’s academic and personal success. Thank you for your support of these efforts and the Ram Family.”

The search for a new principal is set to begin shortly, the message said. Cox added that hopefully it will begin in the next few days.

Hollemon did not immediately respond for comment.

Alexa Doiron
Alexa Doiron
Alexa Doiron is a multimedia reporter for WYDaily. She graduated from Roanoke College and is currently working on a master’s degree in English at Virginia Commonwealth University. Alexa was born and raised in Williamsburg and enjoys writing stories about local flair. She began her career in journalism at the Warhill High School newspaper and, eight years later, still loves it. After working as a news editor in Blacksburg, Va., Alexa missed Williamsburg and decided to come back home. In her free time, she enjoys reading Jane Austen and playing with her puppy, Poe. Alexa can be reached at

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