It is with mixed emotions that I share with you my plans to retire at the end of this school year, July 1, 2022. There really are no words to describe how proud I am to have served the kids and families of Waterloo schools for the past 17 years and to have spent the last 8 of those years as superintendent. It has been an incredible honor!
In recent years, I’ve informally voiced plans to retire in 2023. But there have been changes within my extended family in the last couple of years, especially with the passing of my sister this spring, that have impacted my personal responsibilities for the foreseeable years ahead. I’m excited to be a wife and a mom, and I’m blessed to be able to retire and turn my attention to family while my health is great. It’s only one year earlier than I’d planned, but it doesn’t make it any less emotional because I absolutely love Waterloo Schools.
I will always be a champion of Waterloo Schools! My family and I plan to remain in Waterloo and our kids will continue in Waterloo Schools. I also assure you that my commitment to Waterloo Schools in this final year of my tenure is unwavering! We have important work ahead. I’m so thankful that you have entrusted me to lead our district with a focus on high-quality education, compassion, and collaboration.
Please know that I’ve worked very closely with the Board this fall so they could hit the ground running after my public announcement and I’ve worked to ensure they have had ample time to begin the search for the next leader of Waterloo Schools. The Board plans to involve stakeholders through the process and keep families and the community informed.
I’m so proud to be a part of the Waterloo Schools family with you and looking forward to making this another FANTASTIC year for Waterloo Schools and our students!