West Ada superintendent submits resignation from district

Posted at 3:11 PM, Jan 05, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-06 10:26:24-05

The West Ada superintendent of schools announced she will be resigning from the district.

Superintendent Mary Ann Ranells announced she will be resigning in an internal email. Ranells said her resignation goes into effect June 30, 2021.

Ranells said in a statement she will always be dedicated to the district and is thankful for "being a part of the tremendous successes of our schools."

"Each new year brings hope and change. For personal reasons involving my family, I have submitted a letter of resignation to the Board of Trustees as Superintendent of Schools effective June 30, 2021," the statement reads. "Following the approval of the Board, a thoughtful search will take place for the next superintendent of this great school district—not just the largest, but the best."

More: West Ada shakeup continues with another school board resignation

The resignation comes after several shakeups within the West Ada administration throughout the past several months.

  • On Dec. 9, West Ada School Board Chairman Philip Neuhoff announced his resignation in the face of a voter recall.
  • On Oct. 13, Ed Klopfenstein resigned as the board's chairman but kept his board seat.
  • On Oct. 27, board member Steve Smylie said he resigned due to the pressure volunteer trustees face in decisions regarding school operating plans in a pandemic.