Andrea Mayo has resigned as the deputy superintendent for Longview ISD, effective June 30, to take a position as Assistant Superintendent of Operations for Duncanville ISD.

Mayo said she is stepping down to take a position closer to her residence in the Dallas area.

“It is with a heavy heart that I leave Longview ISD,” she said Tuesday. “It is not something I thought would ever happen, but the opportunity to be able work much closer to home — and spend more time with my family — was too good to pass up.”

LISD Superintendent Dr. James Wilcox said Mayo leaves “big shoes to fill” and thanked her for her long and distinguished service to the district.

“Andrea Mayo is a consummate professional and has proven herself time and time again as a tireless champion for our students and staff. Not only that, but she has been a wonderful colleague and friend throughout my tenure at LISD,” he said. “While we all wish her the best in the future, we will all miss her very much.”

Mayo has worked for Longview ISD since coming to the district in 1979 as a Special Education teacher at Foster Middle School. Since that time she has served as a classroom teacher, assistant principal, supervisor and director, in addition to filling the role as interim superintendent on two occasions. She said one of her favorite jobs was serving as principal of the former Doris McQueen Primary School.

A native of Louisiana, Mayo holds a B.A. in education from Louisiana Tech University and a masters degree in secondary educational administration from Stephen F. Austin State University.