By Marlana Smith
Shelby County R-IV Superintendent Tim Maddex announced on Friday afternoon, January 2 that he will be resigning from his position as Superintendent.
Maddex has been Superintendent for six years. Before becoming Superintendent, he was Assistant Superintendent for one year. Maddex has been with the district for 18 years.
“I am ready to get back into the classroom. I’ve been having health issues and want to be at home with my family. I’m doing this for my family and health,” said Maddex.
The board met last Thursday morning, January 2 and accepted the resignation of Maddex.
The board is searching for a Superintendent. It will meet Wednesday, January 8. The board will be looking into firms that do searches for Superintendents.
“My experience as Superintendent has been amazing. I’ve got be a part of awesome things. The Ag shop, 1-on-1 chrome books and the new elementary school that benefits our students. I’ve enjoyed being a part of those things.
“I have the privilege of working with all the awesome staff members and teachers,” said Maddex.
Maddex said he isn’t sure what he will be teaching at this time, but he thinks he may still have some administrative duties as well.
Maddex added, “I am ready to get back to the roots of why I got into education.”
Maddex’s official last day as Superintendent will be June 30, 2020.