Superintendent of Lee County School District announces retirement
LEE COUNTY, Fla. – The Lee County School District announced on Friday that Superintendent Greg Adkins is retiring.
Dr. Gregory K. Adkins has worked in the district for 31 years, according to the district’s website. Prior to taking the position of superintendent in 2015, he spent 10 years has the chief human resources officer and 2.5 years as chief operations officer for the district.
He also spent a combined 14 years as a principal, assistant principal and science teacher, according to his district bio.
Adkins career was characterized by the school district’s strategic plan called Vision 2020, which he co-authored. The plan has four goals, including “Increasing Student Achievement, Hiring and Retaining Effective and Highly Effective Employees, Increasing Family and Community Engagement, and Becoming a Model Continuous Improvement Organization,” according to the district.
While holding various positions in Lee County, Adkins most notably supervised planning for the new Bonita Springs High School, improved internal hiring processes, oversaw the largest technology initiative in the district’s history and ratified a historic number of contracts, according to the district.
Outside of education, he pursues sustainable living and maintains a small farm with his wife Teresa.
He also sits on the board of directors for the United Way, the executive boards of Healthy Lee and the Foundation of Lee County Public Schools, and is a member and past President of the East Fort Myers Rotary Club.
The reason for his retirement is unclear.
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