NORMANDY, Mo. (KMOV) – Dr. Stanton Lawrence plans to resign as Normandy School District superintendent at the end of the school year, the district announced Thursday.
In a letter written to the district, Lawrence wrote personal and family circumstances had caused him to reconsider “his commitment to remain in the school district.”
Lawrence, who’s in his fifth year as superintendent, said he most likely pursue other opportunities Texas, where he and his wife just became grandparents.
“We understand Dr. Lawrence’s interest in being responsive to the needs of his family, and recent developments related to our classification probably make this a natural transition point to consider new leadership,” said Board Vice President William Humphrey.
Humphrey said the school board will soon establish a timeline in choosing Lawrence’s successor.
Through his letter, Lawrence said he is “totally indebted to the Board of Directors for allowing me the opportunity to serve. I am also genuinely appreciative of the great students, outstanding staff as well as the community, elected officials and others for the support they provided me during my time here.”