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Head of Fargo Catholic Schools resigns

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Kyle Edgerton has resigned as superintendent of Fargo Catholic Schools Network.

He resigned Friday effective immediately, said Tanya Watterud, director of the Catholic Diocese of Fargo office of communications.

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Watterud said Edgerton resigned for personal reasons and she could not release any information beyond that because it is a personnel issue.

Deacon David Haney was named interim superintendent on Monday. He serves as deacon at Holy Cross Catholic Church in West Fargo, having been ordained a deacon for the Fargo Diocese in November 2009.

Haney served as Fargo Catholic Schools Network interim superintendent in spring 2007.

Edgerton, who was named Fargo Catholic Schools Network superintendent in May 2004, underwent liver transplant surgery at a Minneapolis hospital in May 2007. He suffered from primary sclerosing cholangitis. The disease scars liver bile ducts, eventually causing blockages that can lead to liver failure, according to the National Institutes of Health.

Haney has also worked as superintendent of Dickinson (N.D.) Trinity High School and Jamestown (N.D.) Public Schools, and as assistant professor of education leadership at North Dakota State University.

On Tuesday, he visited each of the four schools in the Fargo Catholic Schools Network: Holy Spirit Elementary, Nativity Elementary, Sullivan Middle School and Shanley High School.

"(I) am energized by the commitment of our administrators, faculty and staff to educational excellence and by the students' enthusiasm for learning about their faith together with academic subjects," Haney said in a statement. "I am looking forward to sharing my educational experience with the Catholic schools in Fargo."

Before working as Fargo Catholic Schools Network superintendent, Edgerton was principal at Robert Asp Elementary School in Moorhead.

He worked as a special education teacher at Robert Asp from 1992 to 1997 and as an alternative education teacher at the West Central Regional Juvenile Center in Moorhead from 1997 to 2003.

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