The Wa-Nee Community Board of School Trustees announces the retirement of Superintendent Joe Sabo after successfully leading Wa-Nee Community Schools for 16 years.
According to the Wa-Nee Community Schools website, Sabo announced last night that he will retire following the end of this school year. School board member Eric Brown, the sole remaining board member who voted to hire Sabo as superintendent in 2001, reluctantly moved to accept Sabo’s retirement. “I wish we had you for at least a few years more,” prefaced Brown.
In education for 43 years, Sabo served the Wa-Nee Community Schools corporation for a total of 24 years as a principal, assistant superintendent and superintendent.
In his retirement announcement, he noted Wa-Nee Schools is now “poised to provide even greater learning environments and opportunities for students.” Don Lehman, president of the school board, stated “We could not have had a better leader for the past decade and a half. During Joe’s tenure, we experienced unparalled successes in academics, extra-curricular activities and athletics. He will be greatly missed and very difficult to replace.”