Slessor announces retirement from Red Wing School DistrictSupt. Stan Slessor announced Monday he will retire after spending more than six years at the Red Wing School District's helm.
By: Mike Longaecker, The Republican Eagle
Supt. Stan Slessor announced Monday he will retire after spending more than six years at the Red Wing School District's helm.
Red Wing School Board members approved a new contract for Slessor, which expires June 30, 2011. His 2010-11 contract – the first new deal he has inked with the district in four years – was renewed for $133,275.
Slessor, 62, said he plans to return to his native Iowa, where he and his wife will live closer to their four sons, grandchildren and Slessor's mother.
"I believe strongly in life cycles and the influence of family, and the limited amount of time one has to be with one's family," he said in an interview Monday with the R-E. "There's only so much time and no one knows how much time you've been given."
School Board members expressed appreciation for his service.
“Stan’s warm, personal style has brought people together in this district,” said Chairwoman Heidi Jones.
Fellow School Board member Dennis Porter praised Slessor’s work, calling him “an ambassador” for the district who promoted trust in the school system.
See Wednesday's print edition for more on the story.