The Sussex Tech board of education voted June 11 to hire Leah A. Jenkins as the new director of administrative services.

Jenkins comes to the school district after serving for the past 16 years with the Delaware Department of Education, where she was responsible for overseeing a variety of financial operations. She has a history of working with local school districts in the interpretation and analysis of financial matters.

Jenkins will be responsible for all business operations for the school district as well as providing administrative supervision for school transportation, information technology, school nutrition and facilities. She will be assuming her new duties July 16.