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PALMER – On Monday evening in Open Session, the Palmer I.S.D. Board of Trustees formally accepted the resignation of Superintendent Alan R. Oakley effective Dec. 31 due to his impending retirement on that date.

Oakley came to Palmer I.S.D. in July of 2000 as Assistant Principal at the Middle School and was promoted to Principal the following year.

He remained in that position until January of 2004 when he was selected to be the Superintendent of Milford ISD.

"I had a brief but very positive experience at Milford" stated Oakley.

"We completed a badly needed building renovation during my tenure there and they were a pleasure to work with."

In September 2005, Oakley was selected to return to Palmer as the Superintendent of Schools. "The Palmer Board has been excellent to work with and has allowed me to put the right people in the right places.

"We continue to make strides academically and we have turned the corner financially.

"Our staff and the Board of Trustees deserve much of the credit for the success Palmer has experienced."

"My wife, Julie, has recently retired from education as well and I am looking forward to a little slower pace.

"I wanted to give the Board plenty of time to consider all of their options with regard to the selection of the new Superintendent" said Oakley.

The board will be considering the time table and search process in the upcoming meetings.

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