LAWTON, OK (TNN) - Comanche Public Schools is preparing for a leadership change as the district’s longtime superintendent is retiring at the end of the school year.
Terry Davidson has been in education for more than 40 years, including 24 years as superintendent in Comanche.
He said he’s excited to cut back on his long days, but he still plans to help out Comanche Schools by working with district finances. He said he also wants to continue supporting Comanche students as often as he can.
He said he is proud of his time as superintendent, but the program most important to him was their alternative school program, FAME academy.
“That program received the foundation for excellence award as the top alternative education program in the state. We have students who have graduated from that might not have otherwise ever graduated. They’ve become productive citizens and I’m very proud of that," said Terry Davidson.
Last Friday, the school board voted on Davidson’s replacement after a few weeks of searching.
They chose Julie Bills, who currently serves as the Haskell high school principal, and once served as a special ed teacher.
Bills said she’s excited to join the team in Comanche, and took this job because of the district’s strong reputation.