Dr. Concetta Raimondi, superintendent, Lawrence Township Schools, announced August 14th she will retire to pursue her dream of teaching at the university level. Dr. Raimondi has accepted a position at Indiana University in Bloomington. Dr. Raimondi will end her tenure December 31, 2013. Although her new position started in August, she wanted to ensure a smooth transition for the township. “It was difficult to let go because I am very passionate about Lawrence Township Schools and I am very proud of the work we accomplished together,” said Dr. Raimondi, in an interview with atGeist.
The school board has begun the search process for Dr. Raimondi’s replacement. Carol Helmus, president, MSDLT Board of Education, appointed Board Member Kathy Varie to spearhead the search. Ms. Varie will be responsible for interviewing search firms and hiring an interim superintendent, if necessary. “We knew this was Dr. Raimondi’s dream job, so now our goal is to build on what Dr. Raimondi established and find the very best candidate for the school corporation,” Helmus said. “We will include input from the entire board, colleagues and the community once the search firm has been hired. Dr. Raimondi positioned Lawrence Township in such a wonderful place to move forward in a positive direction.”