McCann Plans to Retire at End of School Year
Superintendent is calling it quits after nearly 10 years in Shorewood, but plans to "remain in the field of education."
After nearly a decade at the helm in the Shorewood School District, Superintendent Blane McCann plans to retire at the end of the school year.
The School Board is expected to consider McCann’s request to retire on July 10, Tuesday at a regular meeting at Shorewood High School, 1701 E. Capitol Dr.
“I appreciate the chance to purse other interests and opportunities in the field of education,” McCann said in a letter to School Board President Paul Zovic. “It is my intention to remain active in the field of education and to continue to make a difference in the lives of children.”
McCann told Patch Monday that he felt it was a good time to move forward, but he will miss the many wonderful people he has worked with over the nine years he has served as superintendent here.
Looking back, he said he's proud of the reduction in student achievement gap and facility and technology improvements and some of the collaborative efforts he has been apart of.
McCann has served as superintendent of the district since August 2003, after teaching in Florida and Iowa, attaining his doctorate from Marquette University and serving as an administrator in Kenosha for 16 years.
McCann was in the running for a different superintendent position near his hometown in suburban Columbus, OH in late April, but later removed his name from the consideration.
He says he hasn't made any plans for his future outside of the district, and is still looking forward to the rest of the school year.