ATLANTA -- Atlanta Public Schools associate superintendent Steve Smith has resigned, effective June 30.
Smith is leaving the school system to return to the private sector, according to a release from Atlanta Public Schools. He has served in his position since 2011, when Erroll Davis was appointed interim superintendent.
"As my right hand, Steve has helped to shepherd Atlanta Public Schools through a difficult transition," Davis said in a statement. "As he returns to the private sector, I am confident that he will continue to be an asset to APS and a champion for education."
During his time with APS, Smith managed the district's recent redistricting, created an innovation office that led to the school board's approval of three new charter schools, and provided executive oversight of daily operations. Before joining the school system, he served as vice president of corporate responsibility for Turner Broadcasting System.