Atascadero Unified School District Superintendent John Rogers will step down at the end of the school year, school board president George Galvan confirmed this afternoon.
“He’s done a very good job for us,” Galvan said of Rogers, who publicly announced his retirement at Tuesday’s school board meeting. “We’ve had some trying times, and he’s kept us together.”
Rogers has served as the school district’s superintendent since July 2006. He’s also spent stints as a principal of Santa Margarita Elementary School, an assistant principal at Atascadero Junior High School and the district’s assistant superintendent of human resources.
When Rogers applied for the superintendent post, Galvan said, “We knew we were getting a good guy.”
Rogers will officially retire when his contract ends July 1, the school board president said.
“We hate to see him go. He’s going to be tough to replace,” Galvan said.