Achievement School District superintendent to retire - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Achievement School District superintendent to retire

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The leader of the Achievement School District announced his retirement Friday.

Chris Barbic came to Tennessee from Texas with the challenge of turning around the Volunteer State's lowest performing schools.

Barbic said he thought it was time for him to leave because the school system was now in a good, stable situation. He also said he wanted to take more time to look after himself and his family.

Barbic wrote an extensive letter that included several lessons he learned and how they can help other school leaders improve education in America. Click here to read his letter.

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