Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools has named an interim assistant superintendent of instructional services for the 2016-17 school year.

Dr. Rydell Harrison was approved at a meeting by the Board of Education on Wednesday to be the assistant superintendent.

The replacement was in response to Dr. Magda Parvey accepting a new position with the City School District of New Rochelle in New York.

CHCCS Board chair James Barrett said in a release that Dr. Harrison is the best person for the job.

“He is a skilled leader with proven results in the area of instruction, has great relationships with the principals and teachers, and brings a clear understanding of the challenges we will face in the coming year,” said Barrett.

Harrison is a graduate from Rutgers with a Master’s Degree from Duke and UNC-Greensboro as well as a Doctorate from UNC-Greensboro. Harrison started his education career as a music teacher in New Jersey.

He has 19 years of education experience, including serving as principal at both elementary and middle schools for Guilford County Schools. He also was the principal of Philips Middle School.

He currently serves as the Executive Director of Professional Development and Project ADVANCE.

In June, Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools named Dr. Jim Causby to be their interim superintendent.