Fort Thomas Independent Schools Superintendent Gene Kirchner to Retire. See the below letter:
Dear Board of Education Members,
It is with mixed emotion that I write this letter to inform you of my intent to retire effective June 30, 2017. After 34 years in public education, it simply makes sense for me to move onto the next chapter in life's journey. However, please know that this has not been an easy decision. The community of Fort Thomas is such a special place, and I have thoroughly enjoyed these past five years.
It has been an honor and privilege to serve as superintendent in Kentucky's finest public school district. I am incredibly proud of the work that we have accomplished together. My hope is that each of you are equally as proud. I owe you a tremendous debt of gratitude for entrusting me with the well-being of our community's most precious asset, it's children.
I assure you that until June 30, I will continue to work tirelessly on behalf of our students and staff in order to ensure that FTIS is well positioned for a seamless transition to a new superintendent. I take comfort in the fact that our district is financially sound and our brand image is very strong. It's time for new leadership to build on the solid foundation that we have collectively established. I have no doubt that far greater accomplishments lie ahead for Fort Thomas Independent Schools.
It has truly been a pleasure to serve with each of you.