Highland Park ISD announced Friday that Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum, Instruction, and Special Programs Gena Gardiner will retire during this school year. She had planned to retire sooner, but district officials convinced her to stay to help them transition to a new administration.
Gardiner began her education career as a teacher in 1977. She has been with HPISD since 2002.
In a prepared statement released Friday, HPISD Superintendent Dr. Tom Trigg called Gardiner’s work ethic “unmatched.”
“From the moment you meet her, it is evident that Gena Gardiner has an enduring passion for providing an exemplary education for every student,” Trigg said.
HPISD has yet to name a successor. The district has been conducting interviews over the past few months.