THE SCHOOL DISTRICT's chief human-resources officer has resigned to rejoin her previous employer, Sunoco, after less than a year on the job.
Theresa Gavigan, who earned a $175,000 annual salary, began in May with the district and was brought in by former Chief Recovery Officer Thomas Knudsen.
Some district employees described Gavigan, whose last day was Friday, as "engaging" and "really smart."
"She was a very decent, professional lady to work with. She was accessible [and] respectful," said Arlene Kempin, general vice president of the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers. "I'm sorry she's leaving."