Breaking News: Superintendent Riss announces retirement

Caroline Fellows
Contributing Writer

School board members Peter Bakker, Michael Kearney and Amy O’Brien, principal Jon Clark, student body president Dana Sell, superintendent Sarah Riss, Shrewsbury mayor Felicity Buckley and school board member Steven Loher are all smiles after the ribbon cutting on Aug. 23,  2012. Riss announced her retirement at the school board meeting on April 13.  Her retirement begins at the end of the 2015-16 school year. Photo by Kevin Killeen

Superintendent Sarah Riss, (second from right) along with school board members, principal Dr. Jon Clark, and community dignitaries celebrate the addition of the North Wing to WGHS on Aug. 23, 2012. Riss announced her retirement at the school board meeting on April 13. Her retirement begins at the end of the 2015-16 school year. Photo by Kevin Killeen

Superintendent Sarah Riss announced she will retire at the end of the 2015-2016 school year.

She has planned her retirement since April 2014, and worked over 37 years in education and over 27 years as an administrator.

“It is time to let someone else lead this great organization,” Riss said.

The Board of Education will work with the school community to find the next person to head Webster Groves Schools, and Riss said she will be available to help as much as necessary. Although she will be gone after the end of next year, Riss said Webster will always have a special place in her heart.

“Words cannot express the emotions I feel for each and every one of you.  You are a part of my life and a part of who I have become.  I have learned from each of you and will carry what I have learned with me throughout the rest of my life,” Riss said.

 



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