Haden, who serves on a variety of committees and boards, which include the state School Building Authority, The Education Alliance and the National Center for Learning and Citizenship Executive Board, said she doesn't know what the future holds but that she has a tendency to stay busy.
"New things keep popping up," she said.
Phillips plans to spend more time in Florida with her family.
On Wednesday, the state board will swear in Jim Phares, former Randolph County superintendent, as the new state superintendent of schools.
State board President Wade Linger recommended Phares the same day Marple was initially fired in November.
Earlier this month, the board said Phares would serve only while its members conduct a nationwide search for a more permanent superintendent. However, some board members have said that a nationwide search could be contingent on whether the Legislature agrees to change state code to alleviate the requirements to become state superintendent.
Currently, the state superintendent must have a master's degree in education administration in addition to other public school experience, which some board members believe are a hindrance.
Phares said his No. 1 priority is to implement the numerous recommendations made in the governor's sweeping efficiency audit of the state's public schools system.
"I don't know how Dr. Phares will do," Haden said, "but I do feel confident that necessary changes are going to be made."
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