BLOOMFIELD, Neb. -- A northeast Nebraska school administrator is leaving at the end of the calendar year.

According to the Bloomfield Community School District Board of Education, the board accepted superintendent Shane Alexander's resignation Monday night.

In a statement sent to News Channel Nebraska Tuesday morning, board president Jason Hefner confirmed the resignation.

"Bloomfield Community Schools would like to thank Mr. Shane Alexander for his 10 dedicated years of service to our school district," Hefner said. "We have accomplished a lot in 10 years. We have remodeled our entire school district without needing a bond issue."

Hefner offered specific credit to Alexander for his work during the COVID-19 pandemic, saying that Alexander "led us through the most difficult time in school history."

"He always had a contingency plan and was ready for anything," Hefner said. "Our school was very successful in keeping our education hours through the whole pandemic with forward thinking and lesson plans and Zoom meetings. Our staff and school would not have made it through those difficult times without Mr. Alexander's guidance and planning."

Hefner also gave credit to Alexander for the school's current financial situation, saying that "he leaves our district in a sound financial position and with excellent student achievement scores."

According to Hefner's email, Alexander is leaving his post at the end of the semester, with his final day coming on Dec. 23. Hefner said Alexander is leaving to pursue other opportunities.

Alexander has not yet commented on his departure.

Alexander came to Bloomfield after serving as an elementary principal at North Platte Public Schools for 10 years. While serving as the principal at Washington Elementary in North Platte, he was placed on administrative leave in January of 2013 before resigning later that month.

He then became the high school principal at Bloomfield that fall, before becoming the Bloomfield superintendent in 2016.

"We wish Shane all the success in the world," Hefner said in his email. "He certainly deserves a new opportunity in the future with whatever he decides to do."