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It's Official: I'm Retiring in 2020

By Christopher J. Steinhauser
Superintendent of Schools

I have been superintendent of this great school district for 18 years.  I love my job.  But the time is right to announce that I will be retiring at the end of this academic year.

I have remained connected to this school district ever since I began as a kindergartner here 56 years ago.  I started as a teacher at Roosevelt Elementary School 38 years ago.  I met my wife on the job.  My kids graduated from our schools.  I want to publicly thank my family for their support.

I also thank our teachers, support staff, labor partners, administrators, parents and community partners for everything they’ve done to ensure that our students are ready for college and careers.  I thank our Board of Education and the other board members who preceded them during my time as superintendent.

After so many years of working here, I found it difficult to write this statement without becoming emotional.  At the same time, however, our school district is in a strong position with many talented staff and leaders.  The future is bright for this organization, and I look forward to seeing the continued progress of our students and schools.

I am fully committed to help with this transition period, and I again thank everyone in our school communities for their support through the years.