Nevada City, CA –The Nevada City School District Board of Directors accepted the retirement letter from Superintendent Monica Daugherty at their March 8th board meeting. Daugherty has served the Nevada City School District for 22 years as a teacher, principal, and superintendent.

“While we are all disappointed, we are also incredibly grateful for Monica’s service to our district especially during the last two years. Monica has managed the pandemic with strength and grace and has been a model leader in education in California,” said Jennifer Singer, President of the Nevada City School District Board of Trustees. Nevada City School District was one of only four percent of districts in the state of California that started the fall 2020 school year with an in person hybrid model.

“I will be forever grateful to have been a part of the Nevada City School District for the last 22 years. What stands out is the passionate, caring, and dedicated colleagues who put their hearts into serving the students under our care.  The pandemic, as hard as it has been, has amplified the true character of the NCSD staff.” said Daugherty. “I am deeply thankful to the NCSD Board for providing me with the opportunity to serve as a leader in the district I love. It has been a privilege to work alongside so many talented administrators, teachers, students, community leaders, volunteers, parents and staff. I am very committed to supporting the transition to the next superintendent who will lead the district forward.”

The Board of Directors will create a subcommittee of board members, educational partners, and community partners as they seek to fulfil the position. A celebration of Daugherty’s retirement will take place later in the spring.