Lee Co. School District superintendent resigns

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FORT MYERS, Fla.- Lee County School District Superintendent Dr. Nancy Graham is resigning.

Graham submitted a letter of resignation to the school board late Tuesday afternoon, asking to work through December 21.

Graham has worked in Lee County for two years, her $185,000 a year contract runs through June 30, 2017.

“The other part of the role is leading the board, and I am sorry I was unable to do a better job at that,” said Graham to school board members at the meeting Tuesday night.

Dave Yannatone says what the district really needs is new board members.

“She is the finest person in integrity and character, and she suffered the abuse of this school board and chronic complaining parents,” said Yannatone.

Others say Graham has not been good for the district and needed to go.

“I am thrilled Nancy Graham is resigning. It is step one; there is a lot of work to be done to clean the corruption up,” said Mary Orthodoxiu.

“I wish I could say that I felt that the board was professional in every aspect of its conduct, I don’t think that is the case,” said board member Cathleen Morgan.

Dr. Graham has advice for the school board on the next superintendent.

“You all are going to have to figure out what you want from your leader and give that to them up front,” said Graham.

The superintendent has faced criticism from the public and other school board members recently. She was at the center of an investigation for how an alleged cheating scandal at the Dunbar Community School was handled. Parents also demanded answers from Graham about a bullying scandal at the center of a WINK News investigation.

In the superintendent’s resignation letter, Graham says she’s leaving the school district with plans to retire.





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