School District 73 assistant superintendent Rob Schoen is planning to retire part way through the upcoming school year.
In a press release issued by the school district late Wednesday afternoon, Schoen announced he plans to retire December 31, 2019.
SD 73 intends to immediately begin the recruitment process to find Schoen’s replacement as assistant superintendent in charge of elementary.
Schoen’s experience in education spans nearly 35 years across five school districts.
He was a teacher in both elementary and secondary schools and held roles as vice-principal, principal, district principal and associate superintendent of human resources before becoming assistant superintendent in 2015.
In addition to overseeing the district’s 33 elementary schools, Rob has been responsible for the International Student Program and has served as vice-president of Global Education.
Schoen informed the Kamloops-Thompson school board of his intentions to retire on Monday.
Superintendent Alison Sidow thanked Schoen for his years of service.
“He has been a tremendous advocate for children, staff and the education system,” she said in the release. “I have appreciated his council and insight and enjoyed his great sense of humour. Rob will be missed by his colleagues and his friends at the school board office and by the teachers and school leaders he supported. I wish him and his wife Leslie all the best in this next phase of their life together.”