Superintendent Jeff Fritchtnitch announces retirement

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Superintendent Jeff Fritchtnitch announces retirement

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MV Superintendent Mr. Jeff Fritchtnitch announced his retirement at the June Board of Education meeting, takes effect after the 2019-2020 school year. 

Mr. Fritchtnitch is both of age and has completed his years of service in order to retire. According to Mr. Fritchtnitch, through prayer, conversation with family, and the potential upcoming change in the retirement system, though not easy, he made the decision. 

Mr. Fritchtnitch’s dad taught him to “never coast,” meaning in his last year as superintendent at MV, Mr. Fritchtnitch aims to give 100% in both helping students and staff be the best that they can be.

“[I hope to be remembered] that I care,” Mr. Fritchtnitch stated. 

Mr. Fritchtnitch expressed that he cares for every child and staff member at MV, and his goal this year is to help and nurture each one, leaving MV better than it was. 

“Although I may not have told [each], [I want them to know] I truly care,” stated Mr. Fritchtnitch. “It’s why I do what I do.”

“When I started [working at MV] I heard talk of the ‘Ram Fam’,” said Mr. Fritchtnitch. 

Throughout his time here, Mr. Fritchtnitch feels as though he has truly experienced the “Ram Fam.” Even in the midst of chaos, Mr. Fritchtnitch sees peers, teammates, and staff accepting and supporting each other. 

After retirement, Mr. Fritchtnitch hopes to continue working in and influencing public education, as he already has had opportunities reach out. 

While he hopes to know by January, “God has a plan,” Mr. Fritchtnitch added. 

Mr. Fritchtnitch hopes to have the name of the next superintendent by December, and plans to be involved in the search.