After 14 years at the helm of Stephenville ISD, Superintendent Dr. Darrell Floyd announced Thursday that he will leave the district at the end of the school year to take a superintendent's position in Enid, Okla.

"I have enjoyed my 14 years as superintendent here in Stephenville ISD and am confident that I will be leaving SISD in better shape than when I arrived in March of 2000," Floyd said. "The district has made a lot of progress financially, educationally and structurally and I hope that support will continue. I wish the very best for the students of SISD, the employees of SISD, and the entire community."

Floyd said his last official event will be graduation on Saturday, May 31. He will begin his new position in Enid on June 1.

His wife, Dr. Cheryl Floyd, will stay in Erath County and continue as superintendent of Huckabay ISD. She is not eligible for retirement for another year and a half, Floyd said.

SISD board president Dr. Ann Calahan has worked with Floyd for the past 13 years. She praised his ability to keep the board informed about what was happening in the district and his dedication to the community.

"He led the board through a five-year strategic plan process and worked successfully with the community to pass a bond election that has given the community two new elementary campuses they can be proud of," Calahan said. "He will be missed."

Calahan said the board will meet Monday to officially accept Floyd's resignation and discuss the steps to finding his replacement.

The board could decide to appoint an interim superintendent while it searches for a person to fill the role permanently.