[Editor's Note: The following was sumbmitted by Robert Tashjian, president of the Board of Trustees for the Belmont-Redwood Shores School District.]
Dr. Suzanne Roy, Interim Co-Superintendent of the Belmont-Redwood Shores School District informed the Board of Trustees that she would be retiring in June, the end of the current school year.
“My affiliation with this outstanding district has truly been a pleasure,” said Dr. Roy. “The support staff, teachers, administrators, and Board of Trustees have kept their eyes on the big picture, the children of the Belmont-Redwood Shores School District. Their commitment to the moral imperative to help every student reach her/his fullest potential is admirable. I am honored to serve the children, families, and employees of our district and remain committed to moving the work forward and making a difference until my last minute on the job. Words can’t express my gratitude to my colleagues and the Board for their encouragement and support during my tenure.”
“We are extraordinarily grateful to Dr. Roy for her dedication to our students,” said Robert L. Tashjian, President of the Board of Trustees. “Our schools benefitted immeasurably from her leadership. We will miss her and wish her the best in retirement.”
Dr. Roy joined the District in September 2011 as the Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services and Personnel. Her responsibilities have included oversight and leadership specific to curriculum and instruction, enrollment, assessment, accountability, Special Education, human resources, and board governance. She and Nellie Hungerford were appointed in June 2012 to serve as Interim Co-Superintendents for the 2012-2013 school year.
Dr. Roy is celebrating her 40th year in the field of education, which began in a small community in Central Illinois where she taught 7th grade Language Arts and K-8 Physical Education. She is credited with establishing a highly successful Girls’ Interscholastic Athletics program, and coaching softball, basketball, and track & field. She held a variety of positions throughout her long career as an educator: teacher, counselor at the elementary, middle, and university levels, middle school assistant principal, elementary and middle school principal, collegiate softball coach, and superintendent/principal in addition to her service on behalf of the Belmont-Redwood Shores School District.
“I’m looking forward to returning to my home in San Diego and sharing many adventures with my family and 89 year old mother,” commented Dr. Roy, adding, “That is if I can keep up with her! It’s exciting to reflect upon an amazing career and launch into the next chapter of my life.”
The Board of Trustees will discuss the commencement of a search for a permanent superintendent at its meeting on January 17.