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By David Knopf/Richmond News
Julie Stevenson, Richmond R-XVI assistant superintendent and director of curriculum, submitted her resignation Tuesday to take a position next fall with Marshall Public Schools.
The school board voted 6-0 to accept the resignation, with board member Gwen Weate, Stevenson’s mother, abstaining. Stevenson will complete her current contract, which expires on June 30, 2013.
Now 45, Stevenson signed her first teaching contract with Richmond Public Schools at just 19. She finished high school and college in just six years to begin her professional career earlier than her peers.
In Marshall, Stevenson will oversee curriculum for a district of 2,700 students. Richmond has around 1,500, she said, 1,600 including preschool students.
“It’s a new opportunity, but I will certainly miss the teachers and students very much,” she said. “I’m proud of the work the teachers have done with the curriculum.”
Stevenson has worked for Richmond Public Schools for 26 years – her first and only professional job.