Brentwood superintendent to retire after school year
Eight-year Brentwood Borough School District Superintendent Ronald Dufalla will retire at the end of June.
Board members accepted Dufalla's retirement in a unanimous vote Monday night. His last day will be June 30.
Dufalla, 59, of McKeesport, has worked in education for 38 years, 37 of which he spent in Brentwood.
“I've always enjoyed interacting with the community, the parents and the staff,” he said. “It's just a great, unique little place.”
Dufalla said he has thought about retiring for “quite some time” and after discussions with his family, he realized now was the right time.
The superintendent started in Brentwood schools in 1977 as a junior/senior high school social-studies teacher and activities sponsor. He later served as the assistant principal at the junior/senior high school through the school's transition to a middle/high school.
At one time, Dufalla worked as the principal of Brentwood middle and high schools until a middle school principal was hired. He then worked as an acting superintendent before taking over the district's top job eight years ago.
“I've got a wide variety of interesting experiences,” he said.
Dufalla said he alerted the board of his retirement plans early — prior to last week's agenda setting meeting — so that board members would have enough time to plan for his successor.
“It's not the kind of job where you can come in and say, ‘Here's my two weeks,'” he said.
How the search for the next Brentwood superintendent will look has yet to be determined, Dufalla said.
As for his future plans, Dufalla said he has yet to figure that out.
Stephanie Hacke is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. She can be reached at 412-388-5818 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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