In a letter distributed out to the community, Dr. Kim Strozier has announced her intentions to retire as superintendent of schools for Gonzales ISD. Strozier is set to retire this August.
“As I approach the next phase in life, I am both excited and uncertain about what comes next in life,” Strozier wrote in a statement. “I have been blessed and honored to work in such a wonderful community with such supportive and excellent educators, involved parents, and with many other people that I respect and care about. I have seen exemplary work and commitment from some of the best teachers in all of my experiences right here in Gonzales ISD. Support and auxiliary staff are amazing in flexibility and care for their role in supporting our classroom work. I have enjoyed our students tremendously. They are our sunshine. I am so proud of their accomplishments and of you and your commitment to them.”
Strozier was hired as superintendent in 2010, replacing Vic Salazar who retired that year. She began her education career in 1986 as a teacher at Willis ISD and worked her way up through the administration ranks before finding herself at Gonzales ISD as superintendent of schools.
“I am very humbled by the support and partnerships stemming from the Gonzales community,” Strozier wrote. “I have never experienced as much community support in any of my educational experiences. Thank you for allowing me to work with you. Thank you for always supporting a wonderful school district. We have a few special months to complete and many goals. The future is bright, cup half full and many other amazing opportunities abound for Gonzales ISD. There are not enough words to say how appreciative I am to have found Gonzales ISD. I thank you for the opportunity to serve Gonzales ISD. The Stroziers have made Gonzales their forever home and will continue to advocate and support Gonzales ISD. We very much look forward to joining as active partners in the community.”
The Gonzales ISD board of trustees set a special meeting for today, March 14, at the DSDC Building at 5:15 p.m. to discuss the superintendent search and Strozier’s retirement. According to the agenda, her retirement will be scheduled for August 2019.