(Columbus) The Columbus School District superintendent plans to retire. Annette Deuman has announced that she will step down from the post at the end of this school year.
Deuman has spent over 30 years in public education with the last seven years serving as the district superintendent in Columbus. School officials say early in her tenure, Deuman was challenged to find a community based long-term plan for the district’s future. They say that strategic plan, Launching a New Legacy, set the path and identified the long-term priorities of the community that has guided her work.
Beyond her facilities work, Deuman helped the district overhaul its literacy and mathematics programs. She was also lauded for her leadership during the pandemic. School officials say Deuman worked tirelessly to ensure face-to-face learning whenever possible, the safety of students and staff, and the coordination of student and family services for COVID vaccination and testing.
Deuman says she is looking forward in her retirement to spending more time with family, grandchildren, and pursuing other interests. The Columbus School Board will begin discussing the hiring process to fill the position in the coming weeks.