Union superintendent retiring

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Updated: 8/16/2012 4:39 pm Published: 8/16/2012 4:37 pm

Union Superintendent Dr. Cathy Burden announced plans to retire next summer on Thursday.

Dr. Burden made the announcement during the employee annual back-to-school kickoff Thursday at Union High School’s Performing Arts Center.

She explained, “I have been one of the most fortunate people on earth to spend 19 years at Union in a profession that I am passionate about and in a district and job that I love. But at the end of this school year, on June 30, I will retire – a Union Redskin for life!”

Dr. Burden also announced Union’s Board of Education already had a plan in place for her replacement. She said Associate Superintendent Dr. Kirt Hartzler will spend this school year as Deputy Superintendent, taking on more of the day-to-day responsibilities as she focuses on engaging the community in support of Union schools and public education in general.

Assistant Superintendent Dr. Kathy Dodd is now stepping into the Associate Superintendent position. Chief Financial Officer Debbie Jacoby and Assistant Superintendent for Support Services Charlie Bushyhead round out the top-level management team.

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