Walker Resigns Assistant Superintendent Position in Calvert

PRINCE FREDERICK, Md. (June 18, 2010)—Citing family health concerns, Jeff Walker, Assistant Superintendent for Calvert County Public Schools, on Thursday resigned his position and requested a voluntary transfer to a school counselor position.

“My family has struggled through several very serious medical issues over the past few years,” Dr. Walker said at Thursday’s Board of Education meeting. He said facing these challenges has changed him. “My interests are different, my goals are different, and my heart is leading me down a different path.”

“Jeff has discussed his thinking with me as he has worked to make this difficult and complex decision, and while I wish it were otherwise, I understand why he has made this choice,” said Jack Smith, Superintendent. “I am well aware that Jeff will be a terrific resource to any school or department in this system, but I will miss working with him on a daily basis. To Jeff, Kristen, and their sons, Josh and Ryan, my very best to each of you, now and in the years to come.”

Dr. Walker said his decision was “based entirely on my personal circumstances and in no way reflects any concerns with the direction of the school system.” He said he knows the school system is headed in the right direction under the leadership of Dr. Smith and his executive team.

Dr. Smith said, “Dr. Walker is an invaluable resource to Calvert County Public Schools in the role of Assistant Superintendent. I wish he could remain in the position for many reasons, but most importantly, because he is an extremely bright and talented person of great integrity.”

Dr. Walker has worked for the school system since 1992 and began his career as the school counselor at Patuxent Elementary School. Since then he has held a variety of positions including vice principal, principal, director of instruction and assistant superintendent.

“This system couldn’t be in better hands, and, while I feel I have contributed in important ways, I know there are even better days ahead,” concluded Dr. Walker. “I look forward to my new role with Calvert County Public Schools.”

Source: Calvert County Public School System

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