Sources tell the O'Zone that Southbridge Superintendent of Schools Patricia Gardner resigned her position on Monday.
Sheryl Stanton, the district’s Assistant Superintendent for Teaching & Learning, has been named to fill the post for the time being.
In a joint statement, the committee and Ms. Gardner cited "philosophical differences on how the School District should move forward" as the reason for ending their working relationship.
"The School Committee thanks Ms. Gardner for her service to the School District and wishes her well in her future endeavors," the statement said.
"Ms. Gardner thanks the Southbridge School Committee for the opportunity to serve the school district and wishes the school district well for the future," it continued.