Erica L. Green
3:58 PM EDT, May 16, 2013
The deputy superintendent for the Baltimore County school system will step down next month, officials confirmed Thursday.
Kevin Hobbs, who was brought on by Superintendent Dallas Dance last year, will return to his family in North Carolina, said schools spokesman Mychael Dickerson.
Dance informed the county school board of Hobbs' planned departure, saying that he "vigorously recruited [Hobbs]," who was a top administrator in the Wake County, N.C., public schools, to help him during his transition.
He said that the time, the move was a sacrifice for Hobbs, who had worked with Dance in Houston, because he had just moved to North Carolina to be closer to his mother and his family.
He said that Hobbs committed to a year's service to "help build a strong academic and instructional team."
"I think we can all agree he has been successful in that endeavor," Dance said. "Now it is time for Kevin to return to his family and those obligations. ... We are a better school system because he came here."
Dickerson said Dance "will not rush to fill the position," and will "conduct a national search, including any interested internal candidates, to find the best person for the job."
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