After 14 years with the Valley School District, Superintendent Mark Selle has resigned from his position effective June 30, 2013.
“I believe public education policy is going in the wrong direction at the state and national levels and plan to pursue writing and speaking about what I believe public education ought to be,” Selle said in a statement in the recent VSD newsletter.
The Valley School Board has appointed current Chief Operations Officer Dennis Killmer as interim superintendent for the next year starting July 1.
“I am grateful to Dennis for taking on the responsibilities of leadership for the interim and to Eileen Harris, Chief Financial Officer, who is a vital part of the district’s leadership team,” Selle stated. “I am deeply appreciative of our Valley School Board members, who have been outstanding during my entire tenure.”
Selle, husband to Angela Jackson-Selle and father of six, will remain a part of the community.
“I plan to be available to help and support Dennis and the district and hope to stay involved professionally in some capacity, while continuing to engage with the district as a parent. I will miss the outstanding staff I have had the pleasure of leading for 14 years.”
The Valley School Board of Directors also commented on Selle’s resignation in a public statement: “As Dr. Selle has decided to pursue his passion for education in different arenas, it was with heavy heart the Board accepted his letter of resignation. During the 14 years he has served as Superintendent of the Valley School District we have experienced a tremendous amount of growth and innovation. We will deeply miss his leadership and vision as superintendent, and all board members wish him the best in his new endeavors.”
By Kellie Trudeau
The Independent Staff