Within weeks of agreeing to a new contract, the Redding-Easton-Region 9 Superintendent has resigned. Rydell Harrison has led the school system for 10 months, being hired in August 2020. Harrison decided to pursue opportunities outside of a traditional K-12 setting that will allow him to fully engage in improving outcomes for all students without the heavy burdens of district administration. He garnered national attention in February with a viral snow day song, but local attention this January when he commented on the riots at the U.S. Capitol in a post on his personal Facebook page. That led to a discussion of diversity, equity and inclusion. The Boards of Education will discuss the process of appointing a new superintendent at a special meeting on Wednesday.