CHARLES CITY |  Charles City High School principal Josh Johnson announced Monday he will be resigning from his position June 30. 

Johnson has accepted an administrative position with Central Rivers Area Education Agency, according to a news release from the district. 

In his new role, Johnson will be a regional administrator for the AEA serving the Dunkerton, East Buchanan, Independence, Jesup, and Wapsie Valley school districts.

He will be responsible for overseeing the school improvement processes and other services offered through the agency.

During his tenure in Charles City, Johnson led the district's teacher leadership team, co-authored the grant creating the Iowa BIG North program, initiated the introduction of project-based learning for grades 5-12 and orchestrated growth of high school advanced placement courses. 

Charles City officials say they plan to hire a new principal by May 21, allowing the new superintendent to be involved in the selection process.

— Ashley Miller

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