Humboldt County Schools Chief Resigns

Humboldt County Superintendent of Schools Chris Hartley has resigned a year ahead of schedule. He will step down Nov. 2 to become Executive Director of the California Collaborative for Education Excellence.

“While I am excited for this new opportunity, it is with mixed feelings that I make this transition. It has been a tremendous experience serving as Humboldt County Superintendent of Schools,” Hartley told the Local Outpost. “I am grateful to all educators in our county who are resilient and willing to work tirelessly to insure the needs of our students are met with care, compassion, high expectation, and support. This has never been more apparent than during these unprecedentedly challenging times.” 

Hartley has held his current job since 2017, when he was appointed by the Board of Education to serve out the remainder of Garry Eagles’ term. He was elected to the post the following year. He previously served as superintendent of the Northern Humboldt Union High School district.

The application process for Hartley’s replacement is open until Oct. 13. Read about the position here


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