The Rochester City School District will soon need a new superintendent. Barbara Deane-Williams says she will retire at the end of January.
She made the announcement in a statement last night but did not give a reason for her decision. She is expected to say more at a news conference this afternoon.
The announcement came after the release of a report by consultants blasting budgeting processes in the district. Deane-Williams was a superintendent in the Greece School District, then served in the Boston schools, before she was appointed to the top job in the Rochester schools two years ago.
The state Education Commissioner recently named a “Distinguished Educator” to help lift academic achievement in the city schools.