BH School Board Accepts Superintendent’s Resignation

The resignation of Superintendent Andrae Townsel has been accepted by the Benton Harbor Area Schools Board of Education. The board this week voted four to three to accept Townsel’s resignation. He’s leaving the district to be the superintendent of Calvert County Public School district in Maryland starting July 1. Townsel was hired in Benton Harbor in December of 2019 and started in February of 2020. He came to the area from Wayne-Westland Community Schools in Westland, where he was an assistant superintendent. The school board will now hire a search firm to look for his replacement. It has not yet named an interim superintendent.