Martin County Schools superintendent announces resignation after nearly 3 years in position

abc 25 WPBF News | By Jossie Carbonare | February 22, 2023

STUART, Fla. — During Tuesday’s Martin County School Board meeting, Superintendent John Millay, Ph.D., announced his resignation ahead of the end of the school year.

Millay was the district’s first appointed superintendent and started his job in November 2020 at the height of the pandemic, replacing Laurie Gaylord.

“I feel we have made a great deal of progress,” Millay said.

WPBF 25 News sat down with Millay, and while he didn’t give a direct answer as to what led him to the decision or where he’s headed next, Millay says it was more of a personal and family decision.

“The job is a challenge, and I love the job. I love living here in Martin County. I was just thinking about all the different things in my life, and the time and I thought it’s a good time,” Millay said.

Millay says in the meantime, he will work together with school officials to make his transition as smooth as possible, and plans to continue to work on school safety as well as instruction, like the district’s newest scientific and research based reading program.

We reached out to the school board for comment regarding the search for Millay’s replacement and are waiting to hear back.

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