Matt Baker has resigned as the superintendent of Clinton-Massie Local Schools (CMLS), effective July 31.
The CMLS Board of Education accepted his resignation following an executive session Monday evening at the regular board meeting.
“(Baker) has an opportunity at another institution. We accepted the resignation during the open meeting,” CMLS Board President Jeremy Lamb told the News Journal Monday night.
When asked about Baker’s new opportunity, Lamb said he hasn’t spoken to Baker about the specifics. Lamb added that more information concerning the search for a new superintendent will be released in the near future.
In a letter written to the Clinton-Massie community, Baker wrote, “It is with bittersweet emotions that I write this letter to you today. I want to let the parents and guardians of our fine students know that the ‘22-’23 school year will be my last as the Superintendent of Clinton-Massie Local Schools.”
Baker said it was a difficult choice and that he prayed long and hard about this decision.
“I feel like it is time to let a new leader take the reins of CMLS and lead it to even higher levels,” Baker wrote in his letter.
He thanked the school board members for their support over the last seven years and the staff and students of the district.
“I have enjoyed my time leading one of the best school districts in Ohio. I am very proud of the work we have done over the last seven years. I hope many of you will feel like I have left it a little better than I found it,” he said.
He advised that the school board will immediately begin searching for a new superintendent and that he will stay on through July to help with the transition.
“Thank you for your patience and grace over the years,” he said, ending with “and as always….GOOOOO Falcons!”
When asked what was next for him, he advised he would share his future plans at a later date.