RAYMOND — The following is a statement from Raymond School District Superintendent Tina McCoy:
“It was announced at last night’s School Board meeting that I will be retiring at the end of the year. This was a hard decision to make, but ultimately I felt it was the right time now as we continue to recover from the effects of the pandemic.
“I’ve been lucky to be a part of such a strong administrative team that will keep the district running smoothly as the next superintendent transitions into this role. They have shown incredible dedication and commitment to making the district the best it can be, making Raymond an incredible place to learn and work. The School Board has helped support and advocate for the decisions and choices of the administration as well, allowing us to seamlessly work together toward a shared goal.
“Over the last year, our students, staff and teachers have gone above and beyond. They’ve remained flexible, adapting to any and all challenges they’ve faced. Their successes have been inspiring and plentiful, and it’s been an honor to be a part of their journey. Their support and understanding has been key to navigating through these challenging times. Even before that, they’ve been at the forefront of adopting and implementing new curriculum and learning methods to support our students’ learning.
“There are no words to adequately express the gratitude I have for my time as Superintendent. I have treasured my four years here and know these next few months will be bittersweet as my time with the district comes to an end. Thank you to everyone for their support and kind words, and I wish you all the best.”