Baltimore County, Md., schools Superintendent S. Dallas Dance has announced that he will resign, saying he is ready to move on to the next chapter in his career.
Where that chapter begins, and where it takes him, remain to be seen. In a statement issued by the district, Dance did not delve into the reasons for his resignation or discuss whether he has another job lined up.
“I truly believe [the district] is in a better place today than when I first arrived. To that end, I now transition to another chapter of my career where I will specifically use my passion for equity and access to a quality education to ensure it is provided to all students through school, district, and community leadership,” he said in the statement.
"[The district] is much bigger than any one individual. Therefore, the work continues, and the pride we have cultivated around our culture will deepen. I want to thank each and every person who has worked and supported us as we’ve strengthened incredible learning environments for each child in every school.”
Dance has led the 112,000-student district —which is among the nation’s 30 largest—since 2012 and plans to leave June 30. He came to Baltimore County after serving two years as chief middle school officer in the Houston Independent School District.
A version of this news article first appeared in the District Dossier blog.