SARTELL - Sartell-St. Stephen school board chair Krista Durrwachter resigned from the board on Tuesday morning.

Durrwachter was elected to the board in 2012 and was elected board chair in 2015. Superintendent Jeff Schwiebert says she's resigning in order to pursue a new career that would have conflicted with her duties as a member of the board.

"She has been an excellent leader, she was a great partner to work with in terms of the board process of getting the bond referendum put through, we wish her the best of luck."

The board will appoint an interim chairperson during a special meeting Friday morning. The position will be up for election in November.

"We want to get around to getting somebody appointed really quick, particularly because of all the things relating to our building project: we want a person who can get on board and be involved with that," Schwiebert  says.