The Watson Chapel School Board interviewed three candidates for interim superintendent at a special meeting held Thursday.


Current WCSD Superintendent Connie Hathorn told The Commercial Thursday that he has submitted a letter of resignation that is effective at the end of the current school year. A reason for the resignation was not given.


The board interviewed Jerry Guess, Andrew Vining and Andrew Curry for a one-year interim superintendent position at the Thursday meeting, which was primarily held in executive session, according to WCSD Board President Mack Milner.


More information will be provided at the WCSD official board meeting this month.


Hathorn was hired July 1, 2015, on a contract that runs through June 30, 2018. He received an extension last year for an additional two years, which runs through 2020, and in February he received an additional year extension, which runs through 2021.


A native of Louisville, Mississippi, Hathorn was previously superintendent of the Youngstown, Ohio Public School District. He has previously been an educator in Jefferson County, teaching at the Pine Bluff School District from 1973 to 1976. He also coached and taught at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff from 1976 to 1979 and taught in the Watson Chapel School District from 1979 to 1982.