Amity Supt. of Schools Dr. John Brady will be retiring at the end of the school year.
Brady recently gave his notice to Board of Education chairman William Blake, saying that he is looking forward to starting a new chapter in his life.
"I have come to a point in my life where I cravea less demanding array of responsibilities, more freedom to travel and spendprecious time with family and friends," he said in a letter to Blake.
"I want to thank you, the entire Amity Board of Education, the administrative team,the faculty, staff, students and the Amity community for helping to make my timehere productive and rewarding," he said in the letter. "I truly cannot think of a finer school district orcommunity to have served as superintendent than Amity."
It's the second time Brady has declared his intention to retire. In Nov. 2011, at a time when Brady's late wife was diagnosed with cancer, the superintendent announced he was going to retire in order to care for her, but after her death in April of this year he decided to stay on.
But now the time is right to retire, Brady said.
"I've been doing this 35 years now," he said. He has a granddaughter in Philadelphia that he would like to see more, he said, and travel plans that have been on the back burner for too long.
"It's time to start a new chapter," he said.
That chapter includes a move to Cape Cod, he said.
"I've got friends up there who keep asking me when I'm going to be moving up there," he said, and now it's time.