Created on Tuesday, 10 September 2013 Written by MANDY LOEHR
Bellefontaine City Schools Board of Education members accepted at their Monday evening meeting the retirement resignation of the district's head, Beth Harman, effective July 31.
At the time of her retirement next year, Mrs. Harman will have worked in the district for 36 years in a variety of positions, beginning as a third-grade teacher at Southeastern Elementary School. She also served as a lead teacher at Pine Avenue Elementary, and as a former principal at Northeastern Elementary.
Prior to assuming the role of superintendent in 2009, she was the district's executive director of instructional services.
President Joan Haushalter said Mrs. Harman has accomplished much during her tenure, and the board has a difficult task ahead of filling the position.
"I just want to say when someone is enormously dedicated, they will be enormously missed. "You will leave very big shoes to fill," she said to Mrs. Harman. "But you are leaving the district in a good position, both financially and academically.
"Replacing her will be a huge job, so I think we are likely to start our search very soon."
For more Bellefontaine BOE news, see Tuesday's Examiner.