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SGASD Superintendent Announces Retirement

SGASD Superintendent Announces Retirement

Spring Grove Area School District Superintendent, Dr. George W. Ioannidis, announced he will retire after the 2023-2024 school year. The Spring Grove Area School District Board of School Directors officially approved Dr. Ioannidis’ retirement resignation at the November 13, 2023, Board meeting. His retirement will take effect on June 30, 2024.

Dr. Ioannidis has been an integral part of our educational community, contributing significantly to the advancement and success of the Spring Grove School District. He began his journey with the District in July 2009 as the Business Manager and ascended to the position of Superintendent of Schools in July 2019. Dr. Ioannidis brought with him a wealth of experience, having dedicated a total of thirty-one years to public education, with previous roles spanning four years in private industry and three years in the U.S. Department of Defense.

In addition to his role within the District, Dr. Ioannidis has served as an adjunct professor at Immaculata University, imparting his knowledge and expertise to aspiring educators. Furthermore, he has actively held leadership positions in various professional and community organizations, demonstrating a commitment to the broader educational landscape and community engagement.

Reflecting on his time with Spring Grove, Dr. Ioannidis expressed his gratitude, stating, "I am grateful for the opportunity to be part of such a supportive community. Our team of teachers, support staff, administrators, and volunteers represents the best in public education in our country. I am proud of the work we have accomplished through our collective dedication and commitment to excellence. It has been a privilege to serve alongside each of our Rocket staff during my tenure in Spring Grove."

We extend our heartfelt appreciation for his years of dedicated service and leadership. Dr. Ioannidis will continue to lead the District through the current school year.

The Spring Grove Area School District will launch a search for the next Superintendent of Schools with the assistance of Templeton Advantage, LLC.