Steve Mazingo, superintendent of Lenoir County Schools, is retiring for what he calls the final time.
made the announcement during a special session of the Lenoir County School Board Monday night.
The board voted unanimously to accept his
"It is with mixed emotions that I make this announcement," he
told the board.
"I have certainly enjoyed my time here in Lenoir County
Schools, mainly because of the absolutely wonderful people - the great staff, the great principals and teachers and certainly the great kids."
wants to retire in order to spend time with his
has four children and is expecting his
first grandchild soon.
Mazingo will officially retire on Dec. 31, but he said he's not going to just take it easy for the next four months.
"Anyone who knows me knows we still have a lot of work to do, so we will stay at it for a little while longer.
After Mazingo retires on Dec. 31, Brent Williams, associate superintendent, will take the role of interim superintendent until an official replacement can be named.