Heidi Ramirez resigns from chief of academics role with Shelby County Schools

Shelby County Schools Chief of Academics Heidi Ramirez is resigning from the school district, effective March 31.

Natalia Powers, chief of communications, informed board members of Ramirez's resignation in an email Tuesday morning.

Powers said Ramirez resigned "to make some personal and professional changes to be closer to (her) family and friends."

Ramirez served as chief for over two years. The announcement of her resignation comes a month after the district announced a restructuring of the academics department that shifted Ramirez's role in Superintendent Dorsey Hopson's cabinet.

Dr. Ramirez’s vision has helped enhance planning and coordination across all of our academic departments and stakeholders—from teachers and coaches to school and District leaders," Hopson said. "She has also been instrumental in increasing focus on our strategic plan, Destination 2025, and we appreciate all of her contributions."

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