Robert L. Logan, Chatham's superintendent since 2008, will retire at the end of August after working in education for more than 35 years.
He has accepted a position as the Eastern Division director of AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination), a college readiness program designed to prepare students for academic success by delivering enhanced curriculum and social support.
Before becoming Chatham's superintendent, Logan was associate superintendent of innovation and school transformation with the N.C. Department of Public Instruction.
He also served as superintendent of Asheville City Schools from 2001-07; worked in Lee County Schools as an assistant superintendent and then later as superintendent for four years.
Chatham officials said during Logan's tenure the district has made great strides in academics, facilities and strategic planning.
administration oversaw the planning and construction of the cafeteria expansion at North Chatham, the arts wing and gym expansion at Northwood High School
and the opening of Margaret B. Pollard, the first LEED Gold certified middle school in the state.
was recognized a year ago as the Regional Superintendent of the Year for the Piedmont Triad Educational Consortium