The superintendent of the Canyons School District has announced his resignation.
David Doty told school board members Tuesday night he’ll step down at the end of June to take a job with the Utah-based education reform company, Education Direction.
Doty has been superintendent since 2008 when the district was created and split from the Jordan School District. He says his decision to leave is due partly to his desire to spend more time with family.
In his new job, Doty will lead efforts to improve student outcome in public school districts and colleges.
Doty came under criticism last year when employees and parents called for an investigation into district administrators, claiming they had created an environment of intimidation. However, the school board defended and supported him throughout the controversy.
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