Calla to retire as superintendent of Sharon schools

Herald FileSharon City School District Superintendent Michael Calla plans to retire June 30 after seven years leading the district.

SHARON — After seven years as superintendent of Sharon City School District, Michael Calla announced Tuesday that he would retire at the end of this school year.

The school board unanimously accepted Calla's resignation, which is effective June 30. Calla, 62, said everyone he has ever talked to over the years told him he will know when it's time, and after 42 years in education, he knows it.

"Get us through the school year and get the budget done and hand off the baton somewhere along the way," Calla said. "I think it's just time."

Calla spent the bulk of his career in Sharon City School District, having served a few years at the former St. Joseph School in Sharon as a teacher and principal.

For the last seven years, Calla has been with the district as its official superintendent. During the 2006-07 school year and the 2014-15 school year, he served as acting superintendent. Prior to that, he was director of curriculum for the district.

"I don't have any plans at this point," Calla said. "Enjoy my family and maybe travel a little bit. Nothing in particular. I'm going to enjoy the retirement. I'm sure I'll find something to keep me busy."

Other than what Calla called "COVID craziness," he said the school district is in good shape.

"As long as we get somebody in place, I can help out in the summer and we can have a smooth transition to whoever takes over," Calla said.

Board members expressed their gratitude for Calla for his years of service to the district.

"Thank you for all your years," said Judy Rogers, board member. "You will be missed."

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