Superintendent plansto retire at end of June
School Superintendent David Temple told the Morgan County School Board last week that he intends to retire at the end of the school year. June 30 is also the end of his contract with Morgan County Schools.
Temple made his announcement at the February 20 board meeting by reading from a written letter.
"I have been considering this for the last few weeks and after much thought, I, ultimately for family and personal reasons, arrived at this difficult decision," Temple said.
Temple began in Morgan County on July 1, 2003, replacing Charles "Sam" Kalbaugh, who had stepped in when Steven Paine accepted the
position as State Superintendent.
Before coming here, Temple was administrative assistant director for Upshur County Schools and was school superintendent for Mingo County Schools from July, 2001 to September, 2002.
His wife, Colleen Temple, a Title I instructor at Widmyer Elementary, will retire at the end of the school year, as well.
Temple said he and his wife plan on returning to their farm in Preston County.
"My years spent in Morgan County will always be remembered as being very special," he said.
Temple said he was making his intention known at such an early date to allow time to find a replacement.
In his last few months, Temple plans to do everything he can to make a smooth transition for the new superintendent.
He praised Morgan County saying, "I've always believed that a school system is only as good as its people