Wood End School Principal to Retire in June
Principal Davidson will retire on June 30.
Wood End School Principal Richard Davidson will retire this year on June 30. He submitted a letter to the superintendent a few weeks ago and announced the news to his staff this week.
According to Superintendent John Doherty, the search for Davidson's replacement will begin soon and he hopes to have the new principal start on July 1.
"It's been a wonderful experience here in Reading," Davidson said. "I feel very fortunate."
Davidson has been a principal in town for 25 years working both at the Wood End and Birch Meadow Schools.
When asked if he would look for another position, he said, "Not at this point. I wil look forward to spending more time with my family and hopefully being able to travel a bit more."
He will miss his students, their parents and his staff a great deal, Davidson said.
"Please thank the community for their trust and for their support," he said. "Reading is an outstanding community to raise a family."