A Noblesville Schools administrator has a new job after a recent controversy.
The school system announced that Mark Booth will no longer serve as the district’s director of special education. Booth was in the spotlight after he shared an online “meme” that school officials said was offensive to special education.
The district denounced the post and formally disciplined Booth before communicating that he will not return to the special education director role. Booth will shift from the leadership role to one focused on analytical compliance for the district.
Booth has been Noblesville’s special education director since 2004, championing several innovative and award-winning special education practices including placement of special education students in general education classrooms, strategies to better meet state academic standards, a successful work-study program and leadership in unified athletics.
The district will begin the recruiting process for Booth’s replacement immediately and a new director will be announced at a later date. In the meantime, assistant special education director Erin Rood will serve as interim special education director.