Beaufort County School District Superintendent Valerie Truesdale, left, speaks with Norma Stewart, wife of county councilman Jerry Stewart, and Tom Leitzel, president of Technical College of the Lowcountry, during a reception for the outgoing superintendent on Thursday evening at Hilton Head Island High School. Stewart said she had come to thank Truesdale for what she had done during her tenure with the district. "It's a shame that she's leaving," Stewart said. Truesdale has accepted a job as chief information officer in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg School District. She starts her new position in October.