Dear JT Parents and Students,
It is with some difficulty that I am writing to you this evening to share with you my intentions. After 33 years, in our noble profession and 17 years as your superintendent, I have decided to retire at the end of the 2017-2018 school year at the end of June. It is a decision that I have not taken lightly, but I do have some health issues that I need to give my undivided attention. I let our staff know yesterday and wanted to let you all know as well.
I truly love our Justus-Tiawah Family! I am so proud and glad all of my kids graduated from here! Coming to Justus-Tiawah 17 years ago, is one of the best career decisions I have ever made. I have always been treated with respect and kindness from our JT Community! I truly continue to believe we are the BEST kept secret in Rogers County.
With your continued support, we have accomplished many great things here. I am very proud of the reputation our district has and continues to have! It is truly a place that many people love and support. We have never had a bond issue fail. We have added one building after another to keep up with the growth and believe more growth is on the horizon. I have never asked someone in our district for help on something and been told no. We could not asked for better support!
It has truly been a tremendous honor and privilege to serve as your superintendent the past 17 years. I could not have had a better job anywhere else that would have fit me, any better. Please keep up the good fight (legislature) for our students, they are truly worth it! I still plan on being around in one capacity or another. If I can ever help you in any way, please don’t hesitate to give me a holler.
Mr. David Garroutte