The Salem News is reporting today that Superintendent Galinski has announced her plans to retire effective this June, a year before her contract was set to expire.
Galinski, who has served as superintendent for three years, and before that as assistantant super for six years recently surprised the school committee by announcing that she was a candidate for superintendent in another community, only months after the committee gave her raise and contact extension. She later withdrew from consideration for that position.
In a press release Galinski stated "After nine years in the district, I feel it is the appropriate time for me to pass the torch to another superintendent, one who will lead the district to the next level"
The report was posted early this morning on the newspapers website, but does not appear in today's print edition.
3/13 UPDATE: Wednesday's Salem News has more details on Galinski's announcement.
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