Fayetteville Public Schools superintendent Vicki Thomas resigns

Vicki Thomas


The Fayetteville Board of Education has accepted the resignation of superintendent Vicki Thomas, district officials announced today.

Thomas and her husband plan to move to Texas to care for an ailing family member, according to a statement released Monday night.

Thomas’ resignation is effective June 30, at the end of her current contract.

From the statement:

The school board members thanked Mrs. Thomas for her service to the district, particularly for her efforts in helping to pass the millage election in 2010 for the transformation of Fayetteville High School and in helping the district prepare for the Common Core standards.

The board accepted Thomas’ resignation at a special meeting held Monday. The search for a replacement is expected to begin immediately.

Thomas has served as superintendent of the district since July 2009. She came to Fayetteville from the Pasadena (Texas) Independent School District, where she served as deputy superintendent. A native of Walnut Ridge, Arkansas, Thomas is a graduate of the University of Arkansas.