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North Hopkins ISD Superintendent Resigns To Accept Administrative Post At Ennis ISD

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School Board Launches Search For New Superintendent; Applications Accepted Through March 17

In a press release Tuesday morning, North Hopkins ISD Superintendent Darin Jolly and Board of Trustees President Sherry Smiddy announced Jolly’s resignation and the launch of a search for a new superintendent.

Dr. Darin Jolly

According to the release, the North Hopkins ISD Board of Trustees approved Dr. Darin Jolly’s resignation, effective March 4, 2021, during a Special 6:30 p.m. board meeting Monday, March 1.

Jolly accepted an administrative position in Ennis ISD, south of Dallas, closer to several relatives and family members. Jolly will serve as Assistant Superintendent of Accountability and Operations, overseeing the daily operation of Ennis ISD, beginning March 5, the new release stated.

Jolly is scheduled to return to North Hopkins the week of March 15, during Ennis’ spring break, to provide transitional leadership for the district and will conclude his services to NHISD on March 23. Jolly has offered to be available, as needed, periodically in future days this semester, to assist the district and help a new superintendent become acclimated to NHISD.

The school board has launched the search for a new North Hopkins ISD superintendent, with a deadline of March 17, for applications. A board committee is currently exploring interim superintendent possibilities to add district leadership and support during the search process time.

“I am thankful for five great years in North Hopkins ISD. I have enjoyed leading this great district and community where so many great accomplishments were achieved for the amazing students in Panther Land. I’m thankful to have served with the North Hopkins ISD Board of Trustees in the constant quest for excellence. I will miss everyone and look forward to hearing of the many future successes of the district,” Dr. Darin Jolly stated.

“With heavy hearts our North Hopkins Board is thankful for the success of our school under the leadership of Dr. Darin Jolly. We are thankful for his service and his willingness to help provide a smooth search and leadership transition for our next superintendent. Our board is unified in continuing our tradition of excellence with high expectations of leadership for our next
Superintendent of Schools,” NHISD Board of Trustees President Sherry Smiddy stated.

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Author: Faith Huffman

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