At 65, Hillsborough schools chief has no plans to retire

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Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Among the many milestones of the Hillsborough County School District, one passed recently without fanfare: Superintendent MaryEllen Elia turned 65.

But like a lot of Americans, she's not looking to that number as a signal to retire.

Her predecessors, Walter Sickles and Earl Lennard, were both 62 when they announced their retirements. Elia, who turned 65 in November, is still going strong.

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