Orange County Schools superintendent Dr. Todd Wirt is resigning at the end of June.

Wirt was hired in 2015 after serving as an assistant superintendent for Wake County Public Schools.

“The Board appreciates Dr. Wirt’s passion and dedication to the teaching and learning of all of our Orange County Schools students,” the Orange County Schools Board of Education said in a statement Tuesday. “Dr. Wirt played a leadership role in many of the school system’s innovations, including the adoption of the Board’s Equity Policy. Dr. Wirt cares deeply about students, and he will be missed. We wish him the best moving forward.”

Wirt issued the following statement through the district:

I will forever be grateful to the members of the Board of Education, both past and present, who entrusted me with the leadership of Orange County Schools. I am most grateful to all of the faculty and staff for their hard work, dedication, and willingness to change: the work you do for our students is second to none.”

Wirt holds a bachelor’s degree in middle grades education from Elon University, a master’s degree in school administration from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and a doctorate in educational leadership from Wingate University.

The district will now work with the North Carolina School Boards Association to search for the next superintendent.