The superintendent of the Wells-Ogunquit Community School District has announced that she will resign her post before the school year ends.

Ellen H. Schneider, who joined the school district in 2013, will resign effective May 6 to take a job in northern Maine that will allow her to be close to her family, according to a statement released Thursday night by the District’s School Committee.

“Ellen’s father is very ill and she needs to be with him during this time. Ellen is leaving the district before the end of the year so that she can spend more time with him,” the school board said in its statement. “The board is confident that Ellen has left the district in good shape for an interim to assume the position.”

The board said that Schneider has agreed to remain available during the transition.

Schneider came to York County in July 2013 after serving as the assistant superintendent for MSAD 1 in Presque Isle and Westfield. Schneider replaced Elaine Tomaszewski.