Superintendent Announces Retirement
Steven Enoch will step down effective June 30th after four years as SRVUSD Superintendent
For Immediate Release
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Contact: Terry Koehne, Community Relations Director
Phone: 925-552-2942 / Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Danville - San Ramon Valley Unified School District Superintendent of Schools, Steven Enoch announced that he plans to retire effective June 30th. Enoch has served as the District’s superintendent for four years. This year completes his 18th year serving as a superintendent in both California and Washington State.
Enoch, who announced his retirement to employees in his weekly message, said he was proud of the progress the district and the community have made together. “There are many accomplishments for which we should all be extremely proud,” said Enoch. “Despite struggling with the most severe economic recession of our lives, we have not taken our eye off the ball as we have continued to address core academic skills and post-high school preparation with great success. Many of our classrooms do not look the same as they did four years ago and we can and should, take collective pride in this achievement.”
Enoch has over 32 years in public education, and began his tenure in San Ramon Valley in 2008.
“Steve has been an incredible leader for this district, and will be very hard to replace,” said Rachel Hurd, Clerk of the SRVUSD Board of Education. “He has challenged all of us to be an even better school district, and to think creatively about how we prepare students for the world that awaits them.”
"Through Steve's leadership, our district has continued to grow by all measures including student achievement, changing teaching and learning through technology, student enrollment and our focus on helping every child succeed to the best of his or her ability,” said Board of Education Member Paul Gardner. “While I congratulate him on a job extraordinarily well done and wish him a happy, healthy and productive retirement, I will miss him."
Enoch said he will continue to be involved in education. He is interested in the challenges of urban education, leadership development, global learning connections, high school reform, and changing classrooms through the infusion of technology.
“Some have said I should not leave because the work is not yet done. What we know is that this work is never done. I feel confident however, that the energy and commitment to prepare students for their future, not our past, is in our schools and classrooms, which is where it should be,” Enoch said.
According to Greg Marvel, President of the SRVUSD Board of Education, the Board will meet soon to determine how to proceed with the search for a new superintendent.
“We are blessed to have had amazing leadership in this district,” he said. “While Steve will be a very tough act to follow, I am confident that the candidate pool will be deep and extremely qualified, and that Steve’s successor will continue to take our district to new heights.”
Enoch agreed, stating that the commitment to education in the San Ramon Valley is strong and active. “I feel completely confident that the balanced approach to teaching and learning will be sustained and expanded going forward. The district is blessed to have incredible teachers and support staff, along with parents and a community that deeply support public education. SRVUSD will continue to be one of the state’s more distinguished districts. It has been my honor to serve this school district and this community.”
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