Ross wants to start new chapter on Madeline Island
Seymour Superintendent Pete Ross submitted his resignation to the Seymour Board of Education at the most recent board meeting. Ross announced that we will be retiring effective June 30, 2017. After serving as the superintendent for the last nine years at the Seymour School District, Ross assured the board that he is retiring on his own merit, and he has nothing but appreciation for the school district.
“It just felt right” said Ross. “It has been a great home for my wife and I and one of the greatest things about Seymour is that it is a district that has great teachers.”
Ross says that he and his wife plan to settle on Madeline Island, which is located in Lake Superior, a part of Ashland County. Their land suffered storm damage from the summer, which he hopes to get back into sustainable shape. Overall, Ross is excited about entering this new chapter in life.
“It is more of what my background is because I ran a saw mill for eight years so I kind of have that wood in my blood.”
Ross added that they have a property that was damaged back in July during a storm. Ross and his wife plan on fixing the property.
Ross said could have made this announcement as late as April, but he hopes by doing so in December, it will only be beneficial for the board and the district.
“Doing it now really gives the board the time that they need to consider candidates for the position” said Ross. “Now they have time.”
Ross does not consider himself a lame duck for rest of the school year. Ross says not much will change in his final semester, knowing he has retirement on the horizon because in his position as superintendent, there’s always work that can be done.