Farmington schools superintendent set to retire at end of school year | #Education

  • Superintendent Gene Schmidt announced in a Jan. 6 video posted to the district’s Facebook page that he will retire at the end of the current 2021-2022 school year on June 30.
  • Schmidt was hired as superintendent during an April 9, 2015, Farmington Municipal Schools Board of Education meeting and started working the next month.
  • Schmidt and his wife Wendy Schmidt plan on retiring to Washington state, to spend more time with his grandchildren and aging mother.

FARMINGTON — The Farmington Municipal Schools superintendent is set to retire after seven years with the district and a 25-year career in education as he looks to spend more time with his family and pursue a career in education consulting.

Superintendent Gene Schmidt announced in a Jan. 6 video posted to the district’s Facebook page that he will retire at the end of the current 2021-2022 school year on June 30.

“Dr. Schmidt has worked tirelessly for our students and families. He will be leaving Farmington Municipal Schools a better district than he found it. He has kept the school system stable and in constant improvement,” said Board of Education President Kyle Rhodes said in a news release.

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Farmington Superintendent Gene Schmidt gets a tour of the old Halliburton property on Southside River Road the district purchased. Schmidt is set to retire at the end of the 2021-2022 school year.

Schmidt was hired as superintendent during an April 9, 2015, Farmington Municipal Schools Board of Education meeting and started working there the next month.

He previously worked for Los Alamos Public Schools as superintendent for six years before joining Farmington schools. He also had 10 years as the Bridgeport School District superintendent in Bridgeport, Washington.

Schmidt took over for former Superintendent Janel Ryan after she retired in December 2014.



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