By Kayla Carter
Director Morris O. Woodring’s retirement announcement at the first Johnson County School Board meeting of the new year came as a surprise to Mischelle Simcox, the county’s 7th through 12th grade curriculum and instruction supervisor.
“I hate to see him go,” said Simcox, who transferred into the school system’s administrative offices the same year Woodring became director. “He’s been a great mentor to me. He’s guided my path in administration.”
Woodring’s eight-year tenure as director will conclude on June 30.
“I know he is looking forward to retirement though,” Simcox said. “He will be missed very much.”
Woodring, who lives in the Laurel Bloomery community, has spending time with family in mind for his retirement.