Praised as a "visionary leader" who showed "grace under pressure," Round Rock School Superintendent Jesús Chávez announced Wednesday he is retiring at the end of this year, after seven years on the job.
"The superintendent's job is very demanding,” he said at a news conference. "Long days. I want to give time back to the family."
A lifelong educator, Chávez, 56, became superintendent in 2006. He said he had made a commitment to his family to retire after 35 years in education — this is his 35th — and is not considering another job.