THOMASVILLE — Thomasville City Schools Superintendent Dr. Laine Reichert resigned Wednesday morning, and her resignation was accepted by the city school board members.

The board held a special called meeting Wednesday morning and adjourned into executive session. On their agenda was a superintendent's evaluation. Her three-year contract began July 1, 2017, and was to end June 30, 2020. 

Chairman Todd Bennett said he could not go into specifics of what was discussed in executive session.

In a statement released by the school board Wednesday afternoon, board members said they unanimously accepted Reichert's resignation.

"We deeply appreciate her time and service," board members said in the statement. 

According to the statement, Assistant Superintendent Daniel H. Oldham will handle daily operations until an interim superintendent is named. The board will immediately begin a search for a new superintendent. 

"We are in the process of filling that position," Bennett said. "We wish her well."

Reichert was named superintendent in March 2017 following a year-long search to replace the retiring Sabrina Boykins-Everett. Reichert had been the superintendent of Bacon County schools at the time. 

Previously, she worked at Brookwood School, Thomas University and the Thomas County School System.

A total of 38 applicants from 10 different states applied for the superintendent position the last time it was open. The school board conducted two rounds of interviews.

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