David Goodin came to Connellsville Area School District as superintendent in 2008 thinking he could change academics and administrative operations.
About two-and-a-half years into his three-year contract, change did happen — with his departure.
Goodin left, he said, because the makeup of the nine-member school board changed with the 2009 election.
“Quite honestly, I just did not have a good working relationship with that board. It was almost nonexistent,” said Goodin, who earned $109,850, plus $36,697 in health and retirement benefits, and had the district pay $3,557 for professional group memberships.
He now heads Spring-Ford School District in Montgomery County.
Rapid turnover is not unusual among school superintendents, education experts say.