LISD Superintendent Announces Retirement - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

12/5/08

LISD Superintendent Announces Retirement

"You will always know when it's time and I'd always thought that statement was strange, well who tells you? Just different things tell me."

After a life of public service Wayne Havens says goodbye to LISD. Haven's story begins four decades ago.

 "Forty-one years in a system is a great career and Wayne brings same enthusiasm to his work as superintendent as he did being a new teacher 41 years ago," says Gordon Wilkerson, School Board of Trustees President. "He is a man of impeccable integrity and who does a wonderful job for our kids, teachers and for our district and community," says Wilkerson.

From the coach's office and classroom to the boardroom Wayne Havens has done it all. There is no denying his passion for education or his community. His public service extends far beyond school halls. From the United Way to Habitat for Humanity, Havens says he loves his community. 

 "I'll be involved with our community, it's a great place, I may even go to work at the food bank." says Havens.

Wayne Havens has some advice for the next superintendent for LISD."Just be open, have a policy where you listen and talk with people in our community.

 Havens says he will stay on as Superintendent until the board can find a replacement and help aid in the search if needed. The school board will review Haven's resignation letter December 11th at its next meeting.

School Board President Gordon Wilkerson tells NewsChannel11, that it's too premature for a list of potential candidates but the board plans on looking both inside and outside the district for the next Superintendent.

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