After nearly a decade at the helm of the Grandview C-4 School District, Superintendent Ralph Teran plans to retire at the end of the 2015-2016 school year.
The district’s Board of Education members on Thursday voted to accept Teran’s retirement, citing accomplishments during his nine years leading the district. Those included improved test scores, providing MacBooks for every high school student in the district and an A+ designation at Grandview High School.
In a statement Friday, the board also praised Teran, 62, for his “dedicated leadership,” specifically for keeping the focus on instruction during difficult budgetary times, strengthening community and business partnerships, and improving district facilities through the passage of three bond issues.
“I am grateful to the Board of Education for being an outstanding collaborative team,” Teran said. “… Grandview C-4 staff members have impacted my life for the better in countless ways. I am a better person and educator because of the great work they do.”
The board later met to discuss the process for finding the next superintendent but did not say whether the search would be national.