Superintendent Nasief says it’s time for her next chapter, will step down June 30

Posted February 20, 2019 at 9:20 am

Clinton County Schools Superintendent Charlotte Nasief, in something of an unforeseen move, turned in her letter of resignation as superintendent to board chairman Kevin Marcum and the Board of Education during its work session Monday night, February 11.

The resignation will become effective the middle of this year.

Superintendent Nasief, who has directed the school system for the past seven years, gave a tearful reasoning to board members prior to reading the resignation letter, which reads:

“Dear Chairman Marcum and Board Members,

It is with a grateful heart that I submit my resignation as Superintendent of Clinton County Schools, effective June 30, 2019. Following careful consideration and prayer, I have arrived at this decision knowing that our district is in an excellent position fiscally and academically, as well as in its ability to serve our students through established community partnerships and resources.

The seven years I have served as Superintendent have been the most fulfilling of my career. I want to thank everyone–board members, administrators, teachers, and staff–who have supported me throughout my tenure here. The successes we have experienced while I have served in this position were due not to me. Instead, I credit an incredible team of passionate and dedicated employees who work daily to make our students’ lives better.

As many of you know, I was married three years ago. When Ed and I married, I absolutely was not ready to resign my position and he supported me fully. Yet, I have decided it is time for me to relocate and continue in this next phase of my life. It has been an honor to be your colleague, leader, and friend. Together, we have created positive momentum and I look forward to seeing many educational successes for the district. Finally, I wish the very best to each of our students now and in the future.”

During her announcement to the board and prior to reading the letter aloud, Superintendent Nasief noted that in the past seven years, she was at work when she lost her grandfather, and a few years later was working when her father passed away unexpectedly.

She noted she wanted to be able to spend more time with her husband and the rest of her family, but said, “I love my job,” and vowed to continue to not just sit and wait out her remaining time, but to work constantly daily in her position until the resignation takes effect.

She also outlined to the board, especially the newer members, how the process of finding her replacement would work.

This will include total guidance through the Kentucky School Boards Association (KSBA), which will handle the application process, set up interviews, narrow down candidates, etc.

In the end, the board will interview finalists and eventually hire a replacement.

Board Chairman Marcum said he was not taking anything away from previous administrations, but felt Superintendent Nasief was “leaving the school district better off than when she first found it.”

The only member from the public who attended the work session, Walton “Chip” Haddix said he felt Nasief had “done a wonderful job, and whoever follows her as superintendent will be in good shape.”

Apparently only a few people in administration and the board chairman were aware of Nasief’s intentions to resign prior to last week, but she noted she was going to inform all school personnel following the meeting of her intentions.

A look back on Superintendent Nasief’s tenure as Clinton County Schools Superintendent will be highlighted closer to the time of the effective resignation date.