Chapel Hill Superintendent Donni Cook announces intention to retire at end of school year

Published on Wednesday, 1 November 2017 18:17 - Written by CORY MCCOY,

Chapel Hill Independent School District soon will begin the search for a new superintendent.

Dr. Donni Cook announced her resignation on Wednesday, effective June 30, 2018.

Cook, who has served in the position for eight years, said she will retire from service as an educator, according to a news release from the district.

The resignation agreement allows Chapel Hill ISD to begin the search for a replacement and also permits Cook to pursue other interests.

The board of trustees thanked Cook for her service and the successes the district has seen over the past eight years.

Chapel Hill ISD is home to more than 3,600 students and about 240 teachers.

Cook’s retirement comes just after a contentious May election in which seven candidates vied for three spots on the board and the failure of the district’s fourth bond proposal in as many years.