Citing frustration with the direction some members of the Camdenton School Board are taking, Deputy Assistant Superintendent Brian Henry has announced he will be stepping down from his position with the district.
Over the past few years there has been a "struggle with the administration and a few members of board," Henry said. He finds it troubling that education seems to be taking a back seat to the "politics that have overtaken some of the discussions" among some board members.
"I want to get to a spot where education is first," he said.
Board President Nancy Masterson said that she is sorry to see Henry move on, but was not really surprised to see another district hire him because of his high caliber as an administrator. "He is an outstanding administrator. We wish him well in his future endeavors," she said.
Henry is currently in charge of the district's academic services. Prior to taking over that position, he was the principal of Camdenton High School.
Henry said the he has appreciated the support from all of his colleagues, students, parents, teachers, faculty and administrators during his tenure at Camdenton. Although the decision to resign was a tough one, he said he is looking forward to "new and challenging opportunities" that the Waynesville district holds. "This is an opportunity to have a good positive start," he said.
Henry will finish out the school year with Camdenton. His resignation is effective June 30.
Superintendent Tim Hadfield said finding a replacement for Henry will be a challenge for the district.