Superintendent of Boston Public Schools resigning
BOSTON (WHDH) -- Superintendent of Boston Public Schools Carol Johnson says she's resigning this summer.
Johnson has turned around the school system since being appointed in 2007. Graduation rates are at their highest levels in the city history and enrollment rates are up.
She has some advice for her successor.
“Get out into the community and get out in the schools. A lot what you learn is not sitting at your desk, it’s not in meetings, its going into classrooms, into the community, talking to parents and talking to community partners,” said Johnson.
Johnson says her decision comes after her husband's death earlier this year and that she plans to spend more time with her family.
“My husband passed this year. It was really a life altering event for me and my family. I think I’m trying to reprioritize how I spend my time, with my children and my grandchildren,” said Johnson.
Johnson will officially retire in July.
The mayor will appoint a new leader for the school system.