Monica Smith-Woofter, superintendent of Northampton County Schools, has announced her resignation from the Northampton County School System effective March 31.
Smith-Woofter has served the district since July 2014 and she will be pursuing other job opportunities.
She began her career in public education as a Northampton County Schools bus driver in 1986 and substitute teacher; she later served as a mathematics teacher, coach and ultimately superintendent.
During her tenure, Smith-Woofter received the 2018 Brad Sneeden Leadership Award.
Since 2014, Smith-Woofter has secured competitive grant funds of more than $1.6 million in support of year-round after school/summer programs for students, opened the Northampton County Early College, and improved students’ academic growth and grade level proficiency. The teacher attrition rate and dropout rate are at the lowest they have been in six years: the overall Teacher Working Conditions district-wide survey results are at an all time high of 86.5% as reported in 2018 compared to 69.2% in 2014.
Smith-Woofter plans to continue her work in transformational reform efforts promoting continuous school improvements across the state.