MARLBOROUGH — Superintendent of Schools Michael Bergeron is making a big career change.
He's leaving his post at the end of June and will take a job working at a board game publishing company in New Hampshire.
The name of the company is Tabletop Tycoon, and it's based out of Manchester, New Hampshire.
Bergeron will serve as chief operating officer at the company. In an email to the Daily News, he said he has been involved with the publisher for a "very long time."
Bergeron informed the School Committee of his decision during Tuesday's meeting. Fighting back tears, he thanked the committee for working with him.
Bergeron has been with Marlborough Public Schools since January 2014, when he was hired as an executive director, according to his LinkedIn Page. In June 2017, he was promoted to assistant superintendent of finance and operations and then to superintendent a year later.
"My focus is on the next steps to support the School Committee to provide as smooth of a transition to the next superintendent as I can," Bergeron said during the meeting.
He said the transition was smooth when he took over, replacing the retiring Maureen Greulich.
"I consider myself extremely fortunate to have been provided such a high level of support in transitioning to this role and look forward to offering the same level of support to the next superintendent of schools," Bergeron wrote in his email.
During Bergeron's time as superintendent, the new Goodnow Brothers Elementary School on Bolton Street was constructed. It opened for students in grades K-5 during the last school year.
Mayor and School Committee Chair Arthur Vigeant told the Daily News he wishes the best for Bergeron and that his successor "will have big shoes to fill."
He said Bergeron was a smart hire because of his financial and management experience.
"Most superintendents have issues because they know education but they have more trouble managing," Vigeant said.
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This article originally appeared on MetroWest Daily News: Marlborough MA schools chief Michael Bergeron to step down, join game company