Dr. Linda E. Grobman, the superintendent of Radnor Township School District for four years, is retiring from the public school system after 37 years. She has been recruited by and accepted a position from a firm in the private sector, according to a RTSD news release.
Grobman's anticipated last day in office is no later than March 30, 2013, according to the district.
“The school board is appreciative that Dr. Grobman will continue her work with the district as we locate a new superintendent,” said Radnor Township School District school board president Brucie Rapoport. “We have already begun this process and wish Dr. Grobman well in her future endeavors.”
"As president of RTEA I have spent the last year developing a successful and positive working relationship with Dr Grobman. I am sorry to see her leave the district," said David Wood, president of the Radnor Township Educational Association, the union that represents teachers. "We anticipate that the board will engage in a search that will result in a replacement that will carry this positive dynamic into the future."
According to the district, during Grobman’s four years "technology was bolstered throughout district, including the launch of an online Home Access Center, a Teacher Access Center and technological improvements in all schools. Professional development was increased for all staff and district goals were shared on an online dashboard to ensure public accountability. These upgrades took place while expenses for supplies, maintenance, energy and transportation were lowered, including the migration to a cloud-based school management software that reduced operational costs."
Prior to her position at RTSD, Grobman spent 32 years with the Philadelphia School District in a variety of roles. She earned her doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania in 2008 and her Superintendent’s Letter of Eligibility from Beaver College in 1997. She graduated from Pennsylvania State University in 1976 with a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education and Special Education.
“I thank everyone for their dedication in making Radnor Township School District a wonderful place for kids,” Grobman said. “I must also thank my colleagues throughout my career for their support, insight and passion for the public school system. It has been a pleasure to serve parents and students for nearly four decades, particularly those here in Radnor.”