The superintendent of schools for School District 57 (Prince George) has resigned, effective the end of this month.

In a letter to teachers and the District Parent Advisory Council last week, Brian Pepper announced his resignation, effective Dec. 31st, 2015, “for reasons connected to health and opportunity.”

Pepper worked as a teacher, vice-principal and principal, and has spent the last decade as an assistant Superintendent and Superintendent. In his letter, Pepper gave praise to his teachers, support staff and administrative colleagues, saying “I am honoured to have worked with such ‘kid centred’ teams.”

“School District No. 57 (Prince George) has been a wonderful place to work and learn. Learning is, and must remain, the primary focus of all work and decision making in the school district!” said Pepper.