Danvers Superintendent To Retire After Spending Months On Medical Leave

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DANVERS (WBZNewsRadio) - Danvers School Superintendent Lisa Dana has announced she will retired this summer after spending months on medical leave, officials said in a statement.

The statement says Dana "made this decision after a great deal of reflection while out on medical leave."

Dana has been with Danvers Public Schools for 32 years and has served as superintendent for about 18 years. She's the longest serving superintendent on the North Shore.

Over the course of her tenure, she oversaw the construction of three new school buildings, led the community through the tragic death of murdered math teacher Colleen Ritzer, and helped shape remote learning during the pandemic.

The Massachusetts Attorney General's Office has been investigating Dana's administration over it's response to allegations on hazing within the high school boys hockey team. Dana previously condemned the behavior in a letter to families.

WBZ's Jim MacKay (@JimMacKayOnAir) reports

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