Suzanne Roy, interim co-superintendent of the Belmont-Redwood Shores School District, will be retiring at the end of the current school year.
"My affiliation with this outstanding district has truly been a pleasure,” said Roy, in a press release emailed by the district Monday. "The support staff, teachers, administrators and Board of Trustees have kept their eyes on the big picture, the children of the Belmont-Redwood Shores School District. Their commitment to the moral imperative to help every student reach her/his fullest potential is admirable. I am honored to serve the children, families and employees of our district and remain committed to moving the work forward and making a difference until my last minute on the job.”
Roy joined the district in September 2011 as the assistant superintendent of educational services and personnel. Her responsibilities have included oversight and leadership specific to curriculum and instruction, enrollment, assessment, accountability, special education, human resources and board governance. She and Nellie Hungerford were appointed in June 2012 to serve as interim co-superintendents for the 2012-13 school year.
"We are extraordinarily grateful to Dr. Roy for her dedication to our students,” said board President Robert L. Tashjian, President of the Board of Trustees. "Our schools benefited immeasurably from her leadership. We will miss her and wish her the best in retirement.”
Roy is celebrating her 40th year in the field of education, which began in a small community in Central Illinois where she taught seventh grade language arts and K-8 physical education. She is credited with establishing a highly successful Girls' Interscholastic Athletics program, and coaching softball, basketball and track and field.
She held a variety of positions throughout her long career as an educator: teacher, counselor at the elementary, middle and university levels, middle school assistant principal, elementary and middle school principal, collegiate softball coach and superintendent/principal in addition to her service on behalf of the Belmont-Redwood Shores School District.
The Board of Trustees will discuss the commencement of a search for a permanent superintendent at its meeting Jan. 17.