Updated: September 14, 2021 05:40 PM
Created: September 14, 2021 10:55 AM
Proctor's superintendent is retiring at the end of the week. But John Engelking is staying on as interim superintendent, while the school board searches for a new person to take the role.
He's lead the district for the past 12 years, moving them forward with technological advancements and helping create a strategic plan. "As I look at all the things we've done to grow, I'm very proud," he ssaid.
As he reflected, Engelking shared, “When I began serving as our District leader 12 years ago, I always planned to expand our District and provide greater opportunities for our students and communities. With the help and support of our communities and school boards, we have done that. I am incredibly proud to have worked on behalf of our students over the years. I wish the District and our Board nothing but the best moving forward and hope our students benefit from their continued efforts to do what’s best for kids. Together we provided greater access to educate, engage, and inspire. Thank you for the privilege of serving our students.”
The 2021 School Board Chair Jennifer McDonald shared, “Our district has benefited in so many ways from John's leadership. Looking back at his career at Proctor Public Schools we see his influence throughout our district, from expanding recreation and athletics for our students, building expansions at Bay View, Pike Lake, and the St. Luke's Sports and Event Center as well as enhanced educational opportunities for students. I wish John the best of luck as he retires from his superintendent position.”
In addition to spending more time in the summer with family and friends, he’s excited for an opportunity to lead a multi-district collaboration with St. Louis County focused on providing expanded support for at-risk students, keeping them “on track” toward graduation as the Check & Connect Coordinator.
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