Watseka Unit Nine School Superintendent Kenneth Lee tendered his resignation Friday.
The six-year school leader in Iroquois County has accepted a new superintendent's post in Grundy County. His new position begins July 1 in the Minooka Community High School District #111.
The Minooka district has an enrollment of 2800 students.
The Unit Nine School Board accepted the resignation at a special meeting Friday afternoon. Lee's resignation is effective June 30th.
Kenny Lee tells WGFA's (Carl Gerdovich) the move is a career advancement after the last six years in Watseka .........
"I'm excited about the opportunity but it's also a bittersweet moment. I've enjoyed every day in Unit Nine and I thank the Board of Education for this opportunity in 2010, " Lee said. "It's been a challenge."
Lee said he appreciates all the community support he's received and for the school board and teachers' support in doing what's best for the students. He said it's important to point out that he's thankful for the courage in making difficult, unpopular decisions when needs are identified.
Lee is a 1994 graduate of PBL High School. He spent 11 years in the education system in Normal (IL) before accepting the superintendent job in Watseka.