Somerville Superintendent Tony Pierantozzi announced Monday that he will retire at the end of next school year.
Pierantozzi’s retirement will be effective July 5, 2015, according to a district release. He has led the Somerville Public Schools for about nine years.
“It has been my immense honor and privilege to serve our City,” he wrote in his resignation letter, “a city that respects and supports education like few others, as Superintendent for a decade.
“During my stewardship, due to the outstanding work of our staff, students, parents, guardians, and community partners, the School District has flourished in many ways. The collaboration, teamwork and unity of purpose developed during my tenure are the genesis of our work and emblematic of a City truly committed to helping every student maximize his or her potential."
The Somerville School Committee plans to hire a consultant to help conduct a national search for the next superintendent, according to the release. The committee will begin discussing the search process at its Long Range Planning meeting on Monday, March 24.
For more on Pierantozzi and his accomplishments in the district, see the release >>