Rockingham County Superintendent Dr. John Kidd announced his retirement Tuesday night at a school board meeting.
He came to Rockingham County in 1970 and held various positions within the school system from teaching to serving as a principal.
Kidd says some of his biggest challenges during his 13-year tenure as superintendent were redistricting and dealing with the growth in the county, but now he says he can look back and smile on the status of the school system.
"I wanted to go out when the system was good and no hints of being broken, and you're on an upswing and you're growing as a community and that's been happening for a good while, and I just wanted to be sure when I left we were on an upswing," said Dr. John Kidd.
Kidd will finish up in June, but he won't quit working all together. He will continue to teach classes at James Madison University.