The Charleston County School Board agreed Monday to hire Chief Academic Officer Nancy McGinley to fill the superintendent position left vacant by the exit of Maria Goodloe-Johnson. She was offered a four-year contract that she plans to accept.

McGinley came to the district in 2004 to support Goodloe-Johnson, who will be taking the superintendent position in Seattle in early July. Most of McGinley’s carrer prior to Charleston was in Philadelphia where she was a teacher, principal, and administrator. She also led non-profit organizations in Philadelphia focused on improving education.