Willow Run superintendent on Illinois school board

YPSILANTI, Mich. - The superintendent of Willow Run schools said she recently submitted her resignation by e-mail from an elected position on the board of education in Harvey, Ill., according to The Ann Arbor News.

Doris Hope-Jackson, named Willow Run superintendent in June 2007, was serving on the Harvey Public School District 152 board at the time. The four-year term ends in 2009, The News reported.

Hope-Jackson said she has attended only a few meetings in Harvey since taking the Willow Run job. The information was met with mixed reactions from the Willow Run school board.

"She gave the impression that she had the tools and experience to do this job and understand our needs and would execute a plan (for Willow Run)," Sheri Washington, board vice president, recently said at a town hall meeting, according to The News.

"It has not impacted her performance here," board President Claudette Braxton told The News. "I haven't seen a lack of work or shortage of man-hours from her."

The Ann Arbor News, "Willow Run superintendent still on Illinois board," Aug. 20, 2008

Michigan Education Digest, "Willow Run teachers agree to contract, drop grievances," Jan. 22, 2008