Rummer plans June departure

Linda Saholt

News Review Correspondent

Now in her 10th year as superintendent of schools at the Sierra Sands Unified School District, Joanna Rummer has submitted her resignation to the Board of Education to be effective June 30, 2014.

The final page of the packet for the board’s Sept. 19 meeting, page 496, shows her resignation letter. To read the complete letter, see www.ssusdschools.org under “board packets.”

According to Rummer’s letter, “I am very proud of the accomplishments of the district during my superintendency. As you know, to be superintendent one must commit to the position 24/7.

“I find that my priorities are changing, and I would like to spend more time with my family. I am submitting my resignation early to allow the board ample time to fill this very important, very rewarding position.

“I am so very grateful for the experiences I have been able to have while serving in this position and thank you all for allowing me the opportunity.”

Rummer praised her staff, the board, students, parents and the community for their contributions, teamwork and commitment to the students’ education.

“It has been an honor to work for parents and a community with values, ethics and a passion for education and support of our kids,” she said. “Our community provides generously in support of the kids and you have my heartfelt ‘thank you’ for your many efforts and contributions.”

She offered high praise to the students themselves for “their outstanding efforts in their own educational processes. They have shown improved achievement and masterful ability as demonstrated on standardized tests, multiple measures and participation in any number of school and community events both competitive and co-curricular.

“They have volunteered, tutored, worked, entertained, and have been good citizens. They have erred, learned, overcome and grown through their lives and through their educational experiences with resilience, strength and character. We have awesome kids!”

Story First Published: 2013-09-18