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Edmond schools superintendent announces his retirement

Edmond schools Superintendent David Goin plans to retire at the end of the 2014-15 school year.
BY STEVE GUST Modified: January 17, 2014 at 6:33 pm •  Published: January 18, 2014

— After 15 years as superintendent of Edmond Public Schools, David Goin announced this week he will retire at the end of the 2014-2015 school year.

During his tenure, the district has experienced steady growth, adding new schools to accommodate thousands of new students. Today's enrollment is more than 23,000.

“Edmond couldn't have had a better superintendent,” said Brenda Lyons, former executive director of secondary education.

In a written statement, Goin, 59, shared some of his reasons for retirement.

“The retirement decision is based upon strictly personal reasons. I continue to find the work very satisfying and hopefully am making a positive contribution to this community; however, the life of a superintendent is packed from early morning until fairly late into evenings, especially during the school year,” he said.

“While I'm not ‘old' at this point in time, I believe it is important to have the opportunity for more time with family. My wife, Sandy, is retiring from Oklahoma Christian University later this spring; and I expect she will be spending much time with grandkids here in Edmond, and also burning up the road between here and Fort Worth where our younger daughter, son-in-law and grandchild reside.”

School Board President Jamie Underwood said the board was “extremely pleased,” with Goin's time as superintendent and they had known for some time he was considering retirement.

“Even last year he (Goin) asked we only renew his contract for two years instead of three,” she said.

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