The impact of COVID-19 is forcing a record number of school superintendents to either resign, retire or quit altogether, according to a national superintendent's association.

Carroll County Public Schools Superintendent Steven Lockard became the fifth school leader to announce he's stepping down in 2022.

The decision to step down was personal and it comes at a time when superintendents across the state and the nation are reassessing their roles as educational leaders in the midst of COVID-19.

Lockard, a Carroll County native and former high school graduate of a Carroll County High School, took the district's top job back in 2018. A few days ago, he announced he will not seek a new contract when his current one runs out next summer.... Read More: WBAL