North Shore School District 112 Superintendent David Behlow told the Board of Education Tuesday he will retire at the end of the current school year, according to an email sent to the school community by the District.
Behlow had nothing but praise for the District, its staff, families and the community as a whole as he said good bye after spending 40 years in education.
“This was a very difficult decision for me,” Behlow write in the email. “I am especially honored that the last five of those years have been at North Shore School District 112, where I have worked with a fiercely dedicated staff in a community that is passionate about children and education.”
Expressing pride at having visited every classroom in the District at least once in the last five years, Behlow showered praise on the effort of teachers and principals at each institution.
“The zeal with which our teachers and principals approach their work is an inspiration,” Behlow wrote. “They have an unparalleled commitment to fostering creative and innovative teaching methods in a way that nurtures children and inspires a love of learning.”
There was no mention in the email or on the District website about the search for a replacement for Behlow.