After nearly two decades as the district's top administrator, Union Superintendent Dr. Cathy Burden plans to retire next summer. Dr. Burden made the announcement during the employee annual back-to-school kickoff Thursday at Union High School's Performing Arts Center.
She explained, "I have been one of the most fortunate people on earth to spend 19 years at Union in a profession that I am passionate about and in a district and job that I love. But at the end of this school year, on June 30, I will retire - a Union Redskin for life!"
Dr. Burden also announced Union's Board of Education already had a plan in place for her replacement. She said Associate Superintendent Dr. Kirt Hartzler will spend this school year as Deputy Superintendent, taking on more of the day-to-day responsibilities as she focuses on engaging the community in support of Union schools and public education in general.
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