Avery County Schools Superintendent Bryan Taylor has resigned.

The Avery Journal reports Taylor announced his resignation during the closed session of the Avery Board of Education’s meeting Tuesday.

The report indicates Taylor sent a district-wide email Wednesday announcing his decision.

The email pointed to the unexpected death of his father as well as health issues in prompting his resignation.

His departure date has not been set as of yet.

Taylor was hired by the BOE in March 2018 after serving in the Surry County School system.