Associate superintendent resigns
by Kellen Moore
Associate Superintendent Scarlet Davis has resigned from Watauga County Schools, ending her four-year contract a year early, Superintendent David Kafitz said Monday.
Davis, who has been with Watauga County Schools since April 2009, resigned effective Aug. 1 for undisclosed reasons, according to Kafitz. The resignation was accepted by the Board of Education during its work session July 30, which included closed-session discussion of personnel and student records, he said.
Her contract was set to end in June 2013.
As part of the separation, Davis was offered two months’ severance pay at her current rate of $8,384.71 per month, Kafitz said.
The position was posted Monday, and applications will be accepted through Aug. 24. A selection will be brought before the Board of Education at its September meeting “if we find the quality candidate that we hope to find,” Kafitz said.
“We’re looking for a strong instructional leader to come join our team and be part of our staff going forward,” he said.
Davis’ resignation is the most recent in a series of transitions at the central office. In July, the school system announced the hire of Stephen Martin as human resources director and Michael Marcela as exceptional children’s services director.
Martin succeeded Stephanie Weeks, who returned to assistant principal at Parkway School after serving as human resources director for several months.
Marcela took the place of Amy Moore, who had been acting director of exceptional children’s programs since the previous director left to accept another position.