County School Superintendent To Retire

Times Observer photo by Josh Cotton WCSD Superintendent Amy Stewart identifies problem areas from a transportation perspective during Wednesday’s meeting.

Warren County School District Superintendent Amy Stewart has announced she intends to retire early next year.

The district board of school directors announced in a prepared statement provided to media following Monday night’s school board meeting that Stewart’s tenure will end March 1, 2024. She has held the position since 2016.

“As superintendent, Amy has led the district with distinction,” the statement notes. “Her financial management has resulted in consistent ‘clean’ audits and the growth of a responsible fund balance. During Amy’s tenure, the district implemented STEM across all grade levels, and the district’s virtual academy serves students from Warren County as well as many surrounding areas. But the board believes Amy’s greatest strength is her ability to bring people together for the common goal (of) doing what is right for students.”

According to the statement, Stewart is a lifelong resident of the county and a Warren Area High School graduate. Her career with the district began in 1991 as an elementary teacher. In 2002, she moved into an administrative role.

“Amy was invited by many board members to apply as district superintendent,” the statement reads. “While Amy and her husband Rob were raising their young children Amy declined these invitations. However, in 2016, and with her children now older, Amy accepted.”

She had served as superintendent in an interim role before 2016, according to the statement.

The board intends to begin a search for her replacement following its annual reorganization meeting in December.

“Amy is providing ample notice of her retirement so that the district can conduct an organized transition,” according to the statement. “We appreciate Amy’s long years of service and the smooth transition that her advance notice facilitates.”


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