TUPELO, Miss (WTVA) - The Tupelo Public School District held a farewell reception for Superintendent Dr. Gearl Loden.
Loden has been with the district for six years and will be moving to Missouri this summer to become the superintendent of Nixa Public Schools.
School district employees, community members, friends and family all gathered at the Hancock Leadership Center Thursday to say their farewells and express their gratitude.
"Dr. Loden has accomplished great things during his time here, but we wish him well," said Board President Eddie Prather.
Loden says he his thankful for his time in Tupelo and looks forward to continuing helping children and developing educators in Missouri.
The new superintendent for Tupelo is expected to be announced on Monday.