Columbia Public Schools deputy superintendent Nick Boren announced Friday that he will be retiring from his current position. As deputy superintendent, Boren worked on long-term facility planning and creating a five-year financial plan. Assistant Superintendent Peter Stiepleman said Boren was instrumental in planning for district growth.
“He’ll be missed,” Stiepleman said.” He’s somebody who is really hands on with the things that he does and has a good ear to the ground and has a good understanding of what’s going on in the organization. That institutional knowledge is not easily achieved and we’ll miss that.”
Boren has talked about retiring prior to this announcement, Columbia Board of Education President Christine King says.
“Anytime that somebody dedicates the amount of time that Dr. Boren did not only to Columbia Public Schools, but to public education, that knowledge and that historical perspective will really be missed,” King said.
Boren’s retirement will go into effect July 1.