Superintendent Announces Retirement
Manchester Township Superintendent of Schools, David Trethaway, announced that he will be retiring effective February 1, 2022 at the August Board of Education meeting.
“It is with mixed emotions that I am announcing my retirement from the Manchester Township School District as of February 1, 2022,” said Trethaway. “I can only say, it’s been an honor to serve this school district as the superintendent. I’m starting my 15th year in Manchester, 45 years in education.”
“I’m proud of what we’ve accomplished and what the staff and the parents and the community has accomplished. We’ve been through mold situations, we’ve been through a hurricane situation, and now we’re dealing with a pandemic.”
Trethaway said he had planned to retire in June of 2021 but when the pandemic hit he knew it was not a good time and decided to wait. He said he hoped that announcing his retirement now would give the board enough time to find a replacement and make a smooth transition.
“I just want to say that this is an excellent district and it’s important to keep it that way for our students. This district is respected throughout the county. We have a lot to be proud of. The community, the staff, the parents, the students and the board have all been very good to me. I’m proud to be part of Manchester and what we stand for as a district.”
“I have been blessed with a great teaching and support staff, administrators, board of education and parents and a community who all support the schools. It has been a privilege to be the Superintendent of the Manchester Township School District.”