LEE COUNTY, Fla. - Lee County School District Superintendent Doctor James Browder has accepted a position at Edison State College.

Next year, Edison plans to open a K-8 school. Dr. Browder will run that school and oversee student housing and public safety.

Browder was being considered for a superintendent position in Las Vegas.

Here is a copy of a letter sent to WINK News from Dr. Browder:

''Today, I have formally accepted a position at Edison State College. I have informed our local School Board members and I have withdrawn my name from consideration for the superintendent’s position in Clark County, Nevada.

The opportunity to work with the education professionals at Edison State College is a huge honor for me. To be a part of Dr. Walker and the Board of Trustee’s vision will allow me to grow professionally as well as personally.

My time in Lee County Public Schools has been a wonderful experience – one that I will always value. I’ve had the privilege of working with some of America’s most outstanding teachers, administrators, support staff and School Board members.''

Here is a copy of a letter send to Anchor Lois Thome from Dr. Browder:

''It is with a sense of great pride and a touch of sadness that I share with you that I have accepted a position at Edison State College.
 
Having been part of Lee County Public Schools for more than 35 years, I can say without hesitation that we have one of the best school districts in the nation. I consider myself the most fortunate person in America for having the opportunity and the privilege to work with such outstanding teachers, administrators, support staff and school board members.
 
I thank you from the bottom of my heart for allowing me the opportunity to be part  this incredible school district.
 
I wish you all the best the future has to offer – keep up the good work!''