Two administrators in the Chapel Hill – Carrboro City School district are leaving for new positions.
Dr. Rydell Harrison is leaving the district after nearly four years to become the superintendent of the school system in Watertown, Connecticut.
Harrison was initially hired in CHCCS in 2014 to take over as principal of Phillips Middle School. Harrison then moved on to a role as the executive director of professional development and the district’s Project ADVANCE teacher-pay program. He was then chosen to replace Dr. Magda Parvey as the assistant superintendent of instructional services in 2016.
Harrison was selected by the Watertown School Board at a meeting on Wednesday night. His first day with the Connecticut school system is scheduled for April 23, 2018.
Meanwhile, Chapel Hill High School principal Sulura Jackson said in a message to parents Wednesday night that this would be her last school year leading the high school.
Jackson said that she was accepting an offer to work “as an educational liaison with the architects and construction team that will be rebuilding Chapel Hill High.” Jackson said that she had previously had the opportunity to participate in the design and construction of a school in a different state and “thoroughly enjoyed the experience.”
The role will allow Jackson to “ensure that the school’s educational needs are met and that construction activities are carefully coordinated to ensure student learning is not disrupted.”
The high school is set for a major renovation.
The district hopes to have Jackson’s replacement in place by this summer, she told parents. Jackson has been principal of Chapel Hill High since 2013.