“Liz did what was best for her family, she did what’s best for her career. Of course any staff member at any time is free to move to a different opportunity that they feel is better,” said Meghann Silverthorn, Douglas County School Board President.
Silverthorn said the board has yet to meet to begin discussing a list of possible replacements.
Silverthorn believes it’s likely that someone will be appointed to the position in July on an interim basis, until the permanent replacement is found.
“I understand that different community members may have different opinions for sure, as you’ve seen I’m sure and we’ll work with different constituencies to see what does [sic] our community want in a new superintendent,” said Silverthorn.
“I’ve always been focused on helping kids and helping our staff and our students and our community, we have a great community, we want to make sure we do the best for them. We want to make sure we do right by them and I’ve always been committed to being part of that process,” said Silverthorn.
Fagen was controversial in her six years in Douglas County for some of the policies she implemented including the teacher pay structure. In March, a group of parents organized a Change.org petition asking to have her removed from her position.