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Logan-Rogersville superintendent to retire

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Logan-Rogersville School District Superintendent Shawn Randles signaled retirement plans.

Randles is scheduled to retire from the district at the end of the 2022-23 school year, according to a news release.

“Dr. Randles’ unwavering dedication and service to the LR school district will leave a lasting impression on our schools and our community," said Julie Gipson, school board president, in the release. "His leadership has seen many improvements in the district, and he leaves LR in a position of prosperity poised to embrace the education challenges of the next decade."  

Randles has worked for the district for 14 of his 31 years in education. He was named superintendent in 2014.  

During his tenure, the district won voter approval earlier this year for a $32 million bond issue for facility projects, according to past reporting. He's credited in the release with leading the district to develop an online program, establish a Care to Learn chapter and improve fiscal responsibility.

"We were discussing retirement last year, but only because it was year 30, and that is when most educators retire," Randles said in the release. "The Board of Education asked me to continue and prolong retirement. It was a relief that I didn’t have to retire simply because I was eligible."

He said he plans to "start a second career that allows me to be an advocate for public education and the adults who serve our students."  

The Logan-Rogersville School District board is starting a regional search with assistance from EdGovLead Transition Services, according to the release. The search process is expected to be completed by year's end.

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