After only a few months since the last appointment, Orange County School System returned to an old favorite to fill the position of superintendent.
For the second time in a year, Del Burns will act as interim superintendent for Orange County Schools after Gerri Martin resigned on May 12.
“I have matters to address regarding a serious family medical situation that has to be a priority for me," Martin said in her resignation letter. "In December, my mother was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer.”
Martin was appointed last October by the school board and served eight months of her term. Her decision to resign was accepted unanimously by the school board.
“We probably knew something about it a couple of weeks before her resignation,” said Donna Coffey, director of the Orange County Schools Board of Education. “We knew she was at least contemplating resigning to take care of her mother for a few months.”