Jim Davis has left the building
He had another year left before his retirement became official. But Pasco County assistant superintendent Jim Davis has decided to call it a career early, announcing that his official last day with the district will be next week Wednesday.
Davis, who oversaw high schools, alternative schools, adult education and athletics, is taking leave until then.
Superintendent Heather Fiorentino, who brought Davis into the district administration, praised his three decades of service to the school system.
"His leadership has had a profound impact on the lives of countless students," Fiorentino said. "It has been an honor to serve the people of Pasco alongside such a dedicated educator. As evidenced by the improvement in our high school grades released last month, Mr. Davis has created a rich tradition of excellence during his tenure and we will continue to build upon the success he has facilitated. While he will be sorely missed, we wish Mr. Davis the best in his well-deserved retirement."
During his tenure, Davis spent six years as a teacher, six years as an assistant principal, 2-1/2 years as a supervisor, 12 years as a principal and 5-1/2 years as assistant superintendent. It's not yet clear whether Fiorentino will replace him. In the meantime, middle schools assistant superintendent Tina Tiede will assume all responsibilities for secondary education in the district.
Davis could not be reached for comment.