In the shadow of surmounting concerns revolving around a controversial sermon he gave in 2016, Superintendent David Creswell sent an email to the Ventura Unified School District (Ventura Unified) staff informing them of his plans to work “with the school board on an exit plan that will include his resignation.” The email was sent at 2:58 p.m. on Nov. 30.
“I am proud of everything that I have said and done here in VUSD, and have enjoyed working with a gifted group of people,” Creswell wrote. “I know that you will continue to work for the future of every student.”
Multiple community members, students, Ventura Unified staff and parents have called for Creswell’s resignation, including School Board Vice President Mary Haffner and retired Ventura Unified administrator Michael Tapia.
Creswell’s resignation comes merely a year and a half after previous superintendent Michael Babb was relieved of his duties in May of 2017.
An official public statement from the district or Creswell himself has yet to be released.