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Greenwood's school superintendent will retire at year's end

Dr. Kent DeKoninck leaving after seven years
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Posted at 4:31 PM, Feb 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-19 16:31:34-05

GREENWOOD — The Greenwood Community School Corporation will be looking for a new superintendent. The current one, Dr. Kent DeKoninck, will retire at the end of the year.

In a letter to the school board, DeKoninck called his seven years as superintendent "the most rewarding, happy, fulfilling, and life changing time of my career. I could not have asked for a better script to write for the end of my time as a public school educator."

The growing Johnson County school district has about 4,000 students and six schools.

DeKoninck told the board that after 32 years in public education, it was time to move into the next phase of his life. That means moving to the Fort Wayne area to be close to family.

"For all of my career, I have been a long distance son, brother, and uncle. It's time to be able to stop for a cup of coffee with my siblings, attend events of our nieces and nephews, and really spend time with the most important people to us — our family," he wrote.

DeKoninck called the Greenwood School Board the best in the state. "You trusted me to do my job. If you had a concern, we discussed it and we all operated in a manner that always has our students' best interests in mind," he wrote.