Wednesday, April 28, 1999
School leader Carroll retires
He worked in district for 23 years
BY BERNIE MIXON
The Cincinnati Enquirer
ST. BERNARD After holding just about every position in the St. Bernard-Elmwood Place school district, Superintendent Robert E. Carroll will take on yet a new one: retiree.
After 23 years in the district the last seven as superintendent, Mr. Carroll will resign effective Aug. 1, according to district officials.
Mr. Carroll and six others took part in an early retirement incentive program offered by the district. The school board accepted the retirements Monday night.
The staff and people of the village of Elmwood Place and city of St. Bernard mean a lot to me, Mr. Carroll said in a statement. It has been an honor and privilege to serve in this capacity, but it's time for me to move on.
While board members have not decided how they will go about replacing Mr. Carroll, board President Linda Radtke said a successor will be named by Aug. 1.
Mr. Carroll forced us to think about change, and to forget about the status quo and move forward, said Mrs. Radtke. One of his greatest assets was he was from our district.
A St. Bernard High School graduate, Mr. Carroll returned to the school district in 1976 as a teacher and coach. In 1980, he became principal of Elmwood Place Elementary, a position he held for four years.
He then served as associate high school principal for a year, followed by three years as curriculum director. He was named assistant superintendent in 1989 and has served as superintendent since Jan. 1 1992.
During his career, Mr. Carroll has been active in professional and community organizations. He is a past president of the Valley Area Superintendent's Association and served on the Buckeye Association of School Administrators Educational Advisory and Legislative Committees.
Mr. Carroll's leadership will be missed, school officials said.
Bob has been a tremendous asset to the St. Bernard-Elmwood Place school sys tem, Mrs. Radtke said. He has served in a variety of capacities, always focusing on what is best for our students.
As an alumnus of St. Bernard High School, Bob has always had an insight that many administrators never achieve, Mrs. Radtke said. We will miss his leadership, but he has helped us set a course for the future.
Mr. Carroll's immediate retirement plans are to spend more time with his wife, and fish.
The following also took early retirement:
Jerry Radtke, high school basketball coach and teacher.
Betty Hawkins, a teacher at the high school.
Carolyn Maschmeyer, a teacher at St. Bernard Elementary.
Sharon Yunker, a teacher at the high school.
Guy Popplewell, high school principal.
Jim Arnold, high school athletic director.
Mr. Radtke's retirement will become effective July 1; the others' will take effect in the summer of 2000, Mrs. Radtke said.
The early retirements are expected to save the district about $365,000 over the next five years, Mrs. Radtke said.
UC research deaths go unreported
City's ready to trade up to strong mayor
Mailing on mayor mistaken for ballot
Radio system levy raises fight
System would increase cost of dispatches
Mom gets life in rape case
Officer pulls woman from fiery wreck
Lawyer denies shotgun threat on golf course
Lawyer sentenced to a year
At least three want empty school board seat
Bill Bowen laid to rest
Patton uncertain on casino gambling
Casino gambling issue controversial in N.Ky.
Melanoma Monday kicks off screenings
Skin exam takes 10 minutes
GET TO IT
Historic, epic and . . . trashy
Jazz great turns classical with 'Muir Woods Suite'
Kids get taste of life without TV
Warren growth straining schools
Web site promises no-wait medical news
Campbell schools to cut staffs
Cyclist struck by car goes home
Delhi offers car tour
Furnish jury selection slow
Jail food wins reprieve
Leads continue in Troutman deaths
Liquor licenses threatened
New rules pondered for strip clubs
Paddling helps students learn
Passing of town leader lamented
Petitions seek to save old Lebanon buildings
Prostitution arrest brings suit
Scholarship program hits its 10th year
School leader Carroll retires
Search of river fruitless; man presumed drowned
Secular role argued in Christmas case
Seminude dancers still goal of club owner
Sewer plant? Not in our backyard
Sites for Kenton jail topic of 2 meetings