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Pine Island superintendent to step down mid-August

July 7, 2018 GMT

PINE ISLAND — Pine Island Superintendent Tammy Berg will be stepping down from her role in mid-August.

In an email sent to colleagues, she said the decision stemmed from thinking there can be, figuratively speaking, an “expiration date” for a superintendent staying in the same district. She has served as the superintendent for seven years.

“There are so many great things on the horizon for Pine Island that I’m excited for the opportunities for new leadership and all of you,” Berg wrote in the email. “Thank you for all your support, but more importantly, for all you do for our students.”

She is set to become executive director of curriculum and instruction within the Rochester School District. Rochester School Board Chair Jean Marvin said that Rochester is a much larger district, and while she said she doesn’t know the extent of Berg’s Pine Island responsibilities, this role is more of a focused position, working with the teaching, learning and curriculum development and all those other connected areas.

“It’s a really important position for our schools,” Marvin said. “The curriculum and instruction office is in charge of the preschool through 12th grade curriculum. She’ll have her hands full, but she has worked really well at every level, so it sounds like she’s going to be great.”