McDowell County Schools Superintendent Dr. Gerri Martin resigned at a school board meeting Friday afternoon. She has taken a job in Raleigh as superintendent of Orange County schools. A petition with more than 1,100 signatures asking that Martin be removed as superintendent was presented to the school board by citizens in February. Martin said she decided to leave upon being offered the Orange County position. She has been in the superintendent position in Marion for one year. Her last day in McDowell County will be September 30. She will start in Raleigh on October 1.