Superintendent Mr. John Schumacher Announces Retirement
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Superintendent John Schumacher Announces Retirement
After three years of service with the Gonzales Independent School District community and 39 years in public education, John Schumacher announces his retirement effective June 30, 2022. Schumacher’s last day in the district will be February 28, 2022, and he will remain an employee of the school district until June 30, 2022 to assist with the transition of leadership.
“I am very proud of the work we have accomplished over the past three years. I would like to thank the Board for the opportunity to lead the district, the staff of Gonzales ISD for their willingness to go above and beyond to meet the challenges presented during the pandemic, and the community for their support as we have navigated unknown waters during these difficult and unprecedented times. I have witnessed collaboration between the leadership and educational staff as they have worked diligently to make adjustments that ensure the safety and continuing education of our students, often at personal sacrifice to their own lives and families. The pandemic brought many challenges and changes but has not altered the love, commitment and dedication that our board, staff, parents and community have shown for this district. I thank God for you all, for the relationships I have built during my time here, and for the opportunity to serve Gonzales ISD,” said Superintendent Schumacher.
Speaking on behalf of the Board of Trustees, Board President, Ross Hendershot III stated:
“On behalf of the Board, we highly value the progress made in our school system under Superintendent Schumacher’s leadership, as well as his ability to build a strong culture of collaboration both within the district and between the district and community. Mr. Schumacher has focused Gonzales ISD and its stakeholders on identifying and developing the strengths and gifts of every child. This vision culminated in the single focused goal for all of our students to achieve success beyond high school graduation.”