The Oregon-Davis School Board will be searching for a new superintendent as Dr. Steven Disney submitted his resignation for approval during Monday’s night’s school board meeting which the board ultimately approved.
“It’s been a terrific experience here at Oregon-Davis,” stated Disney. “A lot of thought has gone into this with my family. I have two children that are in seventh grade and fourth grade and being a superintendent takes away a lot of the time as a father and as a husband. I’ve always had a dream of teaching at higher education and have decided to accept a professorship with Indiana University and be close to home and have more time to be family person and still stay within education.”
Disney said he will be a professor at the Indiana University Northwest college in Lake County and will be teaching several courses.
“I’ll be teaching school finance, educational law, principalship and some undergraduate education courses,” said Disney.
Disney has been superintendent at the Oregon-Davis School Corporation since the 2007-2008 school year.
The board will now begin the process in finding his successor.
“They will begin to meet and talk about their plans for a search and I’m sure they’ll get consultation from the Indiana School Boards Association. I will assist in the transition in any way that’s possible for me,” Disney said.
Disney added that the Oregon-Davis School Corporation is a one-of-a-kind kind of school.
“We’ve really established a foundation. There’s not many districts that can match our facilities in terms of technology that we provide for our kids. We are financially solvent. Oregon-Davis is poised to continue to have success and move forward in the future. It’s been a terrific tenure here at Oregon-Davis,” Disney expressed.
Disney’s last day will be June 30.