Superintendent Pat Coen Announces Retirement from the Burlington Community School District

BURLINGTON, Iowa–Yesterday, Superintendent Pat Coen announced he will retire from his position as Superintendent of the Burlington Community School District. Coen will officially retire from the position effective June 30, 2022 after eight dedicated years of service.

Coen reflected on his time at the Burlington Community School District with appreciation. “During my tenure, I have thoroughly enjoyed the successes, challenges, and opportunities found within Burlington Community School District’s servitude to children, the board, and the greater Burlington Community,” Coen said.

“I wish each of our students, staff, the Burlington Community School District, and the greater community the very best. I also want to thank each and every one of you for breathing life into our mission, vision and values.”

School Board President Joel Sieren thanks Superintendent Coen for his service. “We want to celebrate the accomplishments made under his leadership,” Sieren said. “From improving graduation rates to opening the Corse Early Childhood Center, the Burlington community is a better place because of his time here.”

The school board will conduct a search process for the next Superintendent of the Burlington Community School District. The search and interview process will begin in January 2022. “We’re excited as a board to find qualified candidates to continue to build on the successes we’ve seen in recent years.” Sieren stated.

The Burlington Community School District strives to have a profoundly positive impact on each student’s adult quality of life brought about by the students’ individual and collective educational experience.

BCSD Nondiscrimination Notice

It is the policy of the Burlington Community School District not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, creed, age (for employment), marital status (for programs), sexual orientation, gender identity and socioeconomic status (for programs) in its educational programs
and its employment practices. There is a grievance procedure for processing complaints of discrimination. If you have questions or a grievance related to this policy please contact the district’s Equity Coordinators at the District Administrative Office, 1429 West Avenue, Burlington, IA 52601; (319) 753-6791.

For Educational Programs: Cory Johnson, Director of Curriculum, [email protected]

For Employment: Laci Johnson, Director of Human Resources, [email protected]

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