Longtime South Huntington School District Superintendent Thomas Shea is retiring.
School Board President Jim Kaden made the announcement at a school board meeting Wednesday at Silas Wood Sixth Grade Center in Huntington Station.
"Dr. Shea has given us his indication that he is going to retire at the end of the school year," said Kaden. "We wish him well."
Originally from East Meadow, Shea served for 42 years as a teacher and administrator during his career; 14 of those in the South Huntington School District.
The decision came after about four or five months of contemplation, according to Shea, who has held his superintendent position since 2003.
Shea said he has no plans to transfer to another school district. "It's time to devote more time to my family," he said.
Kaden said the school board will begin their search for a new superintendent beginning sometime after January.