By Andru McCracken

School District 57’s superintendent has resigned. The news came out in a press release on May 17th.

“Ms. Marquis-Forster worked for the school district for almost three years,” said a press release from the district. “She has chosen to devote more time to the pursuit of other activities and opportunities.”

Marquis-Forster said it was her honour and privilege to serve students families and communities.

“I have enjoyed working collaboratively with UNBC, CNC, Northern Health, other provincial ministries, local non-profit organizations and the private sector,” she said.

Forster listed improved outcomes for aboriginal students among her accomplishments.

“An ambitious and comprehensive strategic plan has placed students at the centre of our work and supported teachers and support staff to deliver exemplary programming,” she said.

The school board thanked Ms. Marquis-Forster for her service.

The Board will search for an interim Superintendent and the next Superintendent of School District No. 57.

Board chair Tim Bennett said the resignation was a shock to the board in the Prince George Citizen.

“It’s always a shock to the board when there’s a resignation of your superintendent,” Bennett said. “We had a heads up but it is still a shock to the district.”