For the first time in nearly a decade, Rock Hill Schools’ Board of Trustees will soon be looking to hire a new superintendent of schools.
Lynn Moody Monday announced her pending resignation, effective at the end of September.
Moody said she’s accepted a job as superintendent of Rowan-Salisbury Schools in Rowan County, N.C.
Monday night, she told colleagues it wasn’t a decision that came easy.
“It’s very difficult to leave this community,” Moody said. “It’s been a wonderful place to be for me and my family.
Moody was hired in March 2003 as Associate Superintendent for Planning and Program Support. She was later named Superintendent — the first female in district history — in 2006.
“While selecting a new superintendent will be hard work and challenging for the Board, they should have no difficulty in attracting outstanding candidates based on the school district’s reputation,” Moody said in a prepared statement Monday. “I am pleased to have been a part of developing that reputation for the past ten years.”
Moody has previous experience in the education sector as a teacher, counselor, coach and administrator, working North and South Carolina and Virginia.
This Friday, the board will meet for the first time as a group to discuss plans to name an interim superintendent.
In the mean time, Board Chairman Jim Vining, board members Walter Brown and Mildred Douglas will meet with the district staff to name an interim candidate.
“If we can get an interim superintendent in place, hopefully we can bring them on board early and release [Moody] to go forward,” Vining said.