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Superintendent submits retirement plan

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Posted at 5:02 PM, Jul 29, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-29 20:39:16-04

LANSING, Mich. — Lansing schools superintendent Yvonne Caamal Canul announced her retirement effective January 1 on Monday.

The board of education accepted the proposed plan from Yvonne Caamal Canul to retire on the first of the year instead of at the end of school year.

Rachael Willis, Lansing School District Board of Education president, said Canul came to the district at a time when the district was experiencing a lot of challenges.

“Yvonne has been a great superintendent for nearly eight years with a total of 45 years in public education, and she retires at the peak of her career,” said Lansing School District Board of Education President Rachel Willis. “Yvonne has become a nationally recognized leader in education and will leave a legacy of spearheading several innovative programs for the district and community."

Canul will begin the school year, celebrate the opening of Eastern High School, as well as oversee the completion of some bond projects before transitioning out.

"Yvonne is not resigning, but simply voluntarily retiring at age 67, and this is something we all knew would happen some day," said Willis. "She has earned her retirement.”

Canul's deputy, Dr. Mark Coscarella, will step up to be the acting superintendent in January.

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