Benton-Carroll-Salem School District Superintendent Dr. Guy Parmigian has announced he will accept a full-time faculty position at Madonna University in Livonia, Mich., starting in August. Parmigian has been the B-C-S superintendent for eight years.
His new duties will include chairing the Teacher Education Department, teaching pre-service teacher courses, as well as teaching educational leadership courses.
“Teaching at the university level has always been a professional dream of mine,” said Parmigian. “With the district in a very strong position, and Madonna being a great fit for me, it seems like a good time to pass the torch to a new leader who will help to write the next chapter of this incredible and high performing school district institution.
“I am tremendously thankful to our Board of Education, which has always supported and trusted me to lead this school system forward through the monumental challenges and opportunities over the past eight years.
“Being the Superintendent of B-C-S has been one of the greatest honors and privileges of my life. I am incredibly proud to have served our family of staff, students, and community,” he said.
Parmigian will continue working as superintendent through the end of July.
“I will continue to give 110% until my very last day to ensure a smooth transition to the next superintendent,” said Parmigian.
The Benton-Carroll-Salem Board of Education will be working to conduct a superintendent search to fill the important leadership role.
“On behalf of the board of education, in regards to Dr. Parmigian leaving, we would like to give a huge thank you for everything that he has accomplished during his time as our leader,” said B-C-S Board President Kim Dusseau. “He has helped make us financially whole with all his time and effort that he committed to our community, our staff, and our students. The passing of two levies is a huge accomplishment. His leadership with our administrators has brought B-C-S to the forefront as being one of the best school districts in the area.
“Dr. Parmigian leaves us not for another school district, but to pursue his passion of moving to the next level, and that is to be teaching at a university. We wish him well in his next endeavor, but he will be greatly missed at B-C-S.”