Superintendent Todd Roberts announced today (Aug 13) that he is resigning from the Ann Arbor Public Schools as the district’s top administrator. He said he would stay through late fall to help the district transition to new leadership.
Roberts told staff and families in letters via e-mail that this was a difficult decision and was based on the needs of family living in North Carolina. He has accepted the position as Chancellor of the North Carolina School of Science and Math.
He said in his statement: “As Superintendent I play a very small part in the success of the school district; it is the work of our excellent staff, the leadership and the support of the Board of Education and the support and involvement of families and the community that makes the Ann Arbor Public Schools exceptional.”
Board of Education President Deb Mexicotte also issued a statement, saying: “On behalf of the trustees we are both saddened for the district and pleased for Dr. Roberts and his family. We are happy that Dr. Roberts and his family have the opportunity to move closer to their families in North Carolina. But we are sad that this district will lose a leader who we have appreciated and respected during his tenure with us. We want to wish him and his family the very best and we appreciate that he will work with the district through the transition”.
The Board of Education will announce a transition plan in the coming weeks.