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Top-ranking Pasco school administrator to retire

Pasco County schools assistant superintendent Tina Tiede has announced her retirement after 32 years with the district.

Tiede was not scheduled to leave for a couple of years, but superintendent Kurt Browning's reorganized leadership team did not include a high-level spot for her.

Browning praised Tiede on Tuesday, noting how she had led several high schools with distinction. She also ran key projects for the district, such as class size compliance and employee allocations.

"She has certainly put her mark on this district," he said. "She will be missed."

Tiede credited others for her longevity and success. "That's who I recognize as part of my retirement," she said, "everybody else."

Her departure, effective June 30, marks the complete overhaul of the district's highest level of administration from former superintendent Heather Fiorentino's tenure. Renalia DuBose and John Mann already left their assistant superintendent posts earlier in the spring, while David Scanga has transferred from his assistant superintendent job to become one of four learning community executive directors.

Olga Swinson remains as chief finance officer, but her position no longer reports directly to the superintendent.

[Last modified: Tuesday, June 4, 2013 7:59pm]


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