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August 31st, 2010
Shafer resigns San Marcos CISD superintendency


San Marcos CISD Superintendent Patty Shafer at a special board meeting on Monday  announced her impending resignation, effective Dec. 31.

Patty Shafer

In a statement issued this morning, Shafer said, “I feel that the timing will be good for both the district and me. Upward progress is evident in the district, and the board will have four months to do a quality search for a leader to take that improvement forward. Systems are in place for this school year that can continue as the new leader learns about the district and staff members before planning begins for the next school year. On a personal level, I am at a point where I need to devote more time to my family.”

Dr. Shafer became superintendent in spring 2007, replacing former Superintendent Sylvester Perez took the superintendent’s job in Midland ISD.

Trustees will discuss a superintendent search at their regularly scheduled Sept. 20 meeting, school board President Kathy Hansen said.

“Dr. Shafer’s retirement letter was received by the board with regret, but understanding for her many years of dedication to public education. She will be truly missed by the faculty, staff, students, and community members of SMCISD. Through her guidance and experience, she led our district to excellence as noted in our Recognized rating. Her commitment to our district is appreciated, and she is to be commended for her tireless efforts,” Hansen said.

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