The Madison County public school system sent a message to families on Wednesday saying that Kimber Halliburton has resigned effective immediately.
The system said Halliburton is returning home to Nashville to pursue other opportunities and care for family members.
The county school board appointed Associate Superintendent Charlotte Seals to fill the post temporarily.
Before Halliburton was named superintendent of the 13,000-student Madison County system, she led the Washington County Schools system in Tennessee until June.
She served Washington County for two years, during which she was made a target of intense criticism by a vocal group of parents and former David Crockett High School football coach Gerald Sensabaugh over the coach’s firing. She also regularly clashed with school board members over administrative decisions.
She was the first appointed superintendent in Madison County, replacing Ronnie McGehee, who retired in June 2018.