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Kirkwood School District Superintendent Announces Retirement at Conclusion of 2024-25 School Year  

Today, Superintendent Dr. David Ulrich announced that he will retire at the conclusion of the 2024-25 school year. 


“Thanks to the dedication of our teachers and staff, engagement of our families, support of our community and the hard work of our students, Kirkwood stands among the best districts in the country,” said Dr. Ulrich. “I’m proud of the work we have achieved, and I look forward to using my remaining time as superintendent to continue to advance the goals of our strategic plan.”


Dr. Ulrich and the Board of Education shared with staff and families that they wanted to make the news public at this time to ensure time to undergo a thorough process to find the next superintendent. The Board of Education will be developing a plan to initiate a comprehensive national search for the position of Superintendent of Schools.


“We are thankful to Dr. Ulrich for giving the Board of Education plenty of time to initiate a search for Kirkwood School District’s next superintendent. Since 2020, he has led Kirkwood Schools with a sincere commitment to improving outcomes for students, and we look forward to working with him over the next 15 months,” said Nikole Shurn, Board President. “We will work to keep staff, families and the public up to date on our process and the development of a leadership profile that contains the qualities, skills, and characteristics desired for the next superintendent of the Kirkwood School District.”