Chicago Public Schools CEO Ron Huberman will resign his $230,000-a-year-job effective Nov. 29.
"I have been privileged to work with so many talented people who have tirelessly made this city a better place to work and call home," Huberman said in a written statement.
Word of Huberman's possible resignation surfaced last month, but he denied the rumors, saying he was "committed to the school system."
Mayor Richard Daley, whom sources said was livid over the story, met privately with Huberman and told him that if he was looking for a new job, he should resign sooner, rather than later, so a new leadership team could be installed, the Chicago Sun-Times reported Wednesday, prior to confirmation of Huberman's resignation.
But Daley, who canceled his public schedule Wednesday, had nothing but kind words for his former chief of staff.
"Ron Huberman has shown great leadership throughout his 16-year-career in city government, and we thank him for his service," Daley was quoted as saying in a CPS statement.
Huberman began his career in city government as a Chicago police officer and later went to the Office of Emergency Management and Communications, the Mayor's Office and the Chicago Transit Authority before landing at CPS in 2009.