After two decades of dedicated service in Texas public schools, including seven years as both deputy superintendent and superintendent of Greenville Independent School District (GISD), Sharon Boothe has officially announced her retirement. Ms. Boothe will continue to fulfill her role as superintendent until the conclusion of the current semester, providing support to the school board during the pending leadership transition until January 2024.
The Board of Trustees is set to commence discussions regarding the superintendent search and the future leader of Greenville ISD. An interim superintendent is expected to be named shortly and will assume duties in December 2023.
Expressing her sentiments on the announcement, Ms. Boothe remarked, “Serving the students, staff, and community of Greenville ISD has been an amazing journey. I am so proud of the students’ successes and grateful to the GISD staff for their commitment and dedication to the aspirations of every student.”
Ms. Boothe extended her thanks to the school board members and community leaders for their unwavering loyalty and support throughout the years. She also praised the district and campus leadership team, expressing anticipation for the future successes of students, staff, and the community.
Aletha Kruse, Board President, acknowledged Ms. Boothe's decision, stating, “As sad as I was to receive Sharon’s letter of retirement, I also respect her decision. She has dedicated 7 years of her life to GISD - some of which were through some of the toughest education has ever been through. Her tireless effort and devotion to GISD will be greatly missed. Our board wishes Ms. Boothe a well-deserved retirement.”
The GISD School Board and district will keep the community informed about the superintendent search, providing opportunities for input on the crucial selection process. Updates on this matter will be shared in due course.