Dr. Muzzey Announces Retirement

Dr. Muzzey Announces Retirement
Posted on 09/16/2020
Dr. Muzzey

Dr. Tom Muzzey, superintendent of the Orchard Farm School District, announced Wednesday his intention to retire at the conclusion of the 2020-2021 school year.

In addition to eight years as the leader of our district, Dr. Muzzey’s professional background includes service as a junior high school teacher, a junior high school principal, an assistant superintendent, and a superintendent.

“As Dr. Muzzey prepares to depart OFSD next summer, he maintains strong support from our Board for his consistent, visionary, and strategic leadership,” said Nancy Goeke, president of the OFSD Board of Education. “Dr. Muzzey’s unwavering commitment to our students and staff leaves a significant, meaningful legacy for our community. We congratulate him for his many years of public education service to the state of Missouri and for a well-deserved retirement.”

Dr. Muzzey has spent the past 30 years in education.

“I am very proud of the many accomplishments that we have been able to achieve over the past 8 years. The future is very bright with continued growth and a new Orchard Farm High School on the horizon.  I know that there is not a better group of dedicated staff in any school district and nothing is more meaningful than the impact we have had on our students and our community.”

These are just a few key successes the District has experienced during Dr. Muzzey’s tenure as superintendent:

  • Engaged the community to create a strategic vision that led to the passage of an 18 million dollar bond issue in 2018

  • Developed a partnership with Saint Charles Community college that led to an Early College program for junior and senior students

  • Negotiated a Tax Increment Financing agreement that allowed the district to capture 8 million dollars of new revenue over 7 years

  • Engaged the community and facilitated the development of attendance boundaries for the first time in school history which allowed for the creation of 2 K-5 elementary buildings

  • Successfully marketed and passed an 8.9 million dollar bond issue which allowed for the construction of a 26,000 sq ft early learning facility

  • Expanded PLTW courses at the high school level to include, Engineering, Biomedical, and Computer Science

  • Initiated SL 365 which placed a chrome book in the hands of all fifth through 12th-grade students

  • Partnered with a local University to provide a Specialists degree program strictly focused on teaching and learning which allowed the district to restructure the teacher salary schedule 

  • Successfully navigated the passing of an operating tax levy increase to fund the construction of a new high school

“As we move forward, I wish OFSD the very best and will work hand-in-hand with our Board of Education to ensure a smooth leadership transition,” continued Dr. Muzzey. “I look forward to finishing out my final year with the same passion and commitment that I have brought with me during each of the last eight years. Our students need and deserve nothing less from each of us. I could not be more proud of the way our team has supported our families and our kids," he said.

The Board of Education accepted Dr. Muzzey’s letter of retirement and a search for his replacement will begin immediately. The OFSD board will decide who takes his seat.

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