Guilford County Superintendent Maurice “Mo” Green announced Tuesday night that he will resign to lead the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation, a Winston-Salem-based foundation that invests in public education and other civic issues.
Green has led Guilford County Schools since 2008. Before that he was deputy superintendent of Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, where he stepped into administration after serving as the district’s attorney.
“Green made the announcement at the close of the Guilford County Board of Education meeting this evening. While details are still being worked out with the school board, Green said he expects the transition to occur sometime this coming spring,” the district said in a press release.
The foundation conducted a national search for the executive director’s job.
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“Mo brings with him great knowledge of the depth and breadth of issues affecting our state, as well as significant management experience,” Jock Tate, president of the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation, said in a news release. “Based on his exemplary leadership and demonstrated success, we are confident that Mo will provide a fresh perspective and a new approach to the work we do, which will have tremendous gains for the Foundation and the people of North Carolina.”
Green’s resignation apparently means Guilford and CMS will be searching for superintendents at the same time. CMS Superintendent Ann Clark’s contract expires this summer. The board has said it will search for a replacement, though it has yet to begin the process.