WARREN, Pa. – Warren County School District Superintendent Amy Stewart has informed the school board of her retirement, effective March 1, 2024.
“Amy led our district through many improvements as well as the great challenges posed by the COVID pandemic,” the board said in a prepared statement.
A graduate of Warren Area High School, Stewart began working in the district as an elementary teacher in 1991. In 2002, she moved into an administrative role, where she served in a variety of roles until she accepted the offer to serve as full-time Superintendent in 2016, after having served in interim roles prior to that time.
“As Superintendent, Amy has led the district with distinction,” the board said. “Her financial management has resulted in consistent ‘clean’ audits and the growth of a responsible fund balance. During Amy’s tenure, the district implemented STEM across all grade levels, and the district’s virtual academy serves students from Warren County as well as many surrounding areas.
“But the Board believes Amy’s greatest strength is her ability to bring people together for the common goal of doing what is right for students. Amy’s strengths were both needed and tested by the COVID pandemic, during which the Warren County School District led the surrounding area, by keeping students in as normal an environment as possible. Working with staff, community leaders, and government, Amy has been an unfailing advocate for policies and infrastructure that put students, and their quality education, first. The board is grateful for Amy’s service and the opportunity to serve with her.”
Stewart is providing ample notice so that the district can facilitate a smooth, organized transition when the next superintendent steps in.
“When the school board conducts its annual reorganization in December, it will have several months to carry out its superintendent search and to pass the reins in an uninterrupted fashion,” the board said.