The superintendent of Newton-Conover City Schools plans to step down in June after eight years on the job.
Barry Redmond, who has worked in public education for 36 years, announced his retirement earlier this week. He’ll leave the district on June 30.
“I have been very blessed to have great people around me who are tremendous workers with exceptional hearts,” Redmond said in a news release. “Together we have performed admirably during challenging and difficult times.”
In a news release, district officials said Redmond was “known for his commitment to fiscal responsibility and hands-on leadership.” Officials also praised his work overseeing academic growth and facility improvements in the district.
Redmond currently is the 2012-13 campaign chair for the Catawba County United Way. He’s also a past president of the Southwest Alliance Superintendents Group.