There’s big news from College Station ISD's top office. In about one year, the leadership of the school district will change. Superintendent Dr. Steve Johnson announced he will be retiring.
It happened to Bryan's school board in May and now College Station's school board members are in the same boat. They must start the process of finding a new superintendent.
In a surprising move, Dr. Steve Johnson announced his retirement to board members at a meeting Tuesday night, and then made the announcement public Wednesday morning.
Johnson's retirement will be effective sometime next November. He says he gave the board a year's notice so they would have time to find a suitable replacement. The 54-year-old says he and his wife plan to move to central Texas where they can be closer to family, and that the move was a family decision.
"We've been in the business now for 33 years and when you've been in something that long, to leave it takes considerable thinking about. But my wife and I have reached the decision jointly that it's time. It's time to retire and to move into another phase of our life," said Johnson.
But Johnson's not getting out of education entirely; he wants to continue teaching on a college level. He's been with the district for 10 years and superintendent for the past four. He says he'll help the board in any way he can to help find his successor.