Dennis Lauro, superintendent of the Pelham School District, will retire at the end of the 2012 calendar year.
Lauro, 68, has served as superintendent since August of 2008. He was hired by the district in 1996 as director of Curriculum, Instruction and Personnel.
In a statement released by the district, Lauro said an invitation to his 50th high school reunion sparked thoughts about moving on.
“I knew it was time to change paths and begin to look at my life differently,” Lauro said. “I believe Pelham is in a very good place at this point, both educationally and financially. This is in keeping with the fine legacy of strong, effective leadership that has allowed the Pelham Schools to flourish.”
The Board of Education has yet to announce its plans for seeking a replacement.
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