Pickerington Local School District Superintendent Rob Walker announced Monday night, Feb. 10, that he intends to retire this summer.
Walker, 58, closed Monday night’s Pickerington Board of Education meeting by announcing his intent to step down as the district’s top administrator, effective Aug. 1.
“In retiring. I am concluding a fulfilling 37-year career in public education throughout five districts across the state of Ohio,” Walker read in a prepared statement. “My plans are to spend more time enjoying my family, focusing on staying healthy and volunteering throughout the area.”
Walker declined to elaborate on his health but said after the meeting that working 60 to 70 hours a week “has taken a toll, and I need time to really focus on my family and health.”
Walker took over as PLSD superintendent Aug. 1, 2012, after spending the previous 11 years with Lancaster schools, including the final three as that district’s superintendent.
Read the full story in the Feb. 13 edition of ThisWeek Pickerington Times-Sun.