Ann Cardon’s 78-Day Superintendency is Over at Traverse City

After just 78 days on duty in a job with a starting salary of $184,000 we’re getting news this evening from Traverse City area media outlets that Ann Cardon has resigned from her role as Superintendent of the Traverse City Area Public School system.

Cardon, who left her job earlier this year as Superintendent of the St. Joseph Public Schools, tendered her resignation in a letter that was read at a special board meeting today according to Traverse City’s TV 9&10 News.

The Traverse City Record Eagle newspaper said the school system and Cardon, “have agreed to part ways.”

The paper adds that the two side “agreed to a mutual separation,” which was reportedly authorized by trustees of the school’s Board of Education during that special meeting today.

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No details of the agreement have been made public as yet.

The board voted unanimously to appoint Jim Pavelka as the Interim Superintendent.

There had been a decided split on the board of education over whether to keep Cardon or not, and one board member had accused another of bullying the superintendent, and had been trying to push her out “since day one.”

Hundreds of community members had turned out to support Cardon, but she wasn’t at the meeting, having dispatched her letter of resignation to the board instead.

Pavelka takes over the interim role starting tomorrow morning, Friday, October 18th.