During the Oct. 17 Board of Trustees meeting, Aldine ISD Superintendent Dr. Wanda Bamberg and Deputy Superintendent Dr. Archie Blanson announced their retirements, effective at the end of the 2017-18 school year.
Dr. Bamberg is in her 11th year as superintendent and has devoted 36 of her 41 years in education to Aldine ISD.
In her letter to the Board, she thanked them for their support during her tenure as AISD’s superintendent.
“It has been my honor to serve as Aldine ISD’s superintendent for the last 10 years. I have been blessed with the support of an outstanding school board with a focus on students,” she said in her letter. “I have had the honor of working with an experienced administrative team, the cabinet, whose expertise and commitment, have allowed me to do my job well. I have also enjoyed the incredible support of great instructional and operational leaders throughout the district. As a team, we have accomplished good things for Aldine ISD students.
“This year, 2017-18, marks for me 41 total years of service, 36 years in Aldine and 11 as superintendent of schools. The 2018-19 school year marks the beginning of new opportunities for Aldine ISD, so with a grateful heart, I am submitting my letter of retirement from the district at the end of this school year. I am committed to ensuring that all our plans are in place to ensure the bright future we envision for each and every Aldine student and staff member.”
Board President Dr. Viola M. Garcia thanked Dr. Bamberg for her years of dedicated service to Aldine ISD.
“Forty-one years in education is a remarkable accomplishment,” Dr. Garcia said. “You served our district many years in a leadership role and you have taken our district to a new level. I want to sincerely thank you for your years of service.”
Board Vice-President Rose Avalos, who served as an educator in Aldine for 33 years, said Dr. Bamberg’s retirement will leave a void in the district.
“It’s going to be hard for me to let you go,” she said. “We’ve worked together for so many years. You have steered us in the right direction. I’ve learned a lot from you and I will really miss you.”