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Superintendent Tim Ritter Announces Retirement Effective July 31, 2020 and Board Appoints Deputy Superintendent Jodi McClay as Superintendent Effective August 1, 2020

Please see the official press release announcing Superintendent Tim Ritter's retirement and the appointment of Deputy Superintendent Jodi McClay, effective August 1, 2020. 

For Immediate Release – March 5, 2020 

Office of Public Information
Laura Boss, PIO lboss@tvusd.us 
Temecula, Ca.

Superintendent Tim Ritter Announces July 31, 2020 Retirement and the Board Promotes Deputy Superintendent Jodi McClay to Superintendent Effective August 1, 2020 

On Tuesday, March 3, 2020, the Temecula Valley Unified School District (TVUSD) Board of Education accepted and approved Superintendent Tim Ritter’s official retirement notice, effective July 31, 2020. 

After a highly successful career as a teacher, principal, and superintendent, Mr. Ritter provided his official resignation and retirement notice to the Board on March 3.  The Board followed-up with announcing the promotion of Deputy Superintendent McClay to the position of superintendent, effective August 1, 2020.

The Board expressed their appreciation of Superintendent Ritter in a statement delivered by Board President Sandy Hinkson.  “We want to first thank Mr. Ritter for his nineteen years of service to the students and families of our district and his thirty-six years of dedication to education.   For the past ten years, he has led us as superintendent, always with compassion and caring and a vision that has positioned TVUSD as an example of excellence in education.  In the upcoming months, we look forward to his assistance as we transition into new leadership. We wish Mr. Ritter and his family the best as he moves into this next chapter of his life.”  

Board President Hinkson also shared a congratulatory message for Jodi McClay.  "On behalf of the Board, I’d like to congratulate Ms. Jodi McClay on her promotion from Deputy Superintendent to Superintendent of the Temecula Valley Unified School District, effective August 1, 2020.  Ms. McClay's experience, skills, breadth of knowledge, institutional memory, leadership ability, and overall alignment with the Board's priorities were the deciding factors.  We are a district that lauds itself for "growing our own." We currently have over 200 graduates who have been recognized for returning to TVUSD now as employees and giving back to our district.  We feel the same way about our leaders. Ms. McClay has proven herself as a worthy, talented, and capable leader who has garnered her experience and skills over 20 years serving up through the ranks within TVUSD to now be our next superintendent.  We are excited to warmly welcome and support our new leader as she steers us into the future.”