Horry County Schools will be on the lookout for a new chief academic officer later this year.
Cindy Ambrose will start her new job as assistant superintendent for instruction for Loudoun County Public Schools in Virginia on Aug. 17. Ambrose has been with the district for 31 years.
“It’s just a great district and a great opportunity,” Ambrose said. “I will miss the people here a lot, but I know they will just truck along and continue to do a great job.”
Ambrose’s career at HCS includes 10 years as a teacher, two years as a school administrator, nine years as a district administrator for elementary education and the last 10 years in her current position as the chief academic officer.
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As chief academic officer, Ambrose is responsible for developing and implementing curriculum for all district schools. Ambrose is also over learning services, which includes schools and special programs, curriculum and instruction, professional development, Horry County Virtual School, early childhood programs, fine arts, federal programs, special education and gifted education.
“The people here are tremendously talented and they work really hard,” Ambrose said. “This is one of the finest school districts in the nation.”
“It feels really good to have been a part of it,” Ambrose said.
Superintendent Rick Maxey is expected to make a recommendation for interim chief academic officer at the Aug. 10 Board of Education meeting, said Teal Harding, district spokeswoman.
The district should advertise the position later this school year, Harding said.
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