Princeton City School Superintendent Tom Burton announced his retirement at Monday’s school board meeting. It will be effective July 31, 2023.
“Mr. Burton’s passion for students, staff, and community was a key element behind our success for the past five years,” said board president Susan Wyder.
As a proven and dynamic school leader, Burton was adamant about living the district’s mission statement of “Empowering each student for college, career, and life success.”
Serving as an educator since 1987 and at Princeton City Schools since 2015, Burton’s dedication to students has been evident in all that he has done. His student-first attitude has helped create a collaborative environment that values each member of the educational community.
Each board member expressed their appreciation and praise for Burton. “As a board, we want to thank Tom Burton for his innovative leadership and service to the district,” said Wyder. “Tom’s passion and investment, not only in education in our community, has been evident in all the relationships he has built.”
Wyder said plans to find Burton’s successor will be discussed in the near future, and a timeline will be shared with the community.