Calallen Independent School District Superintendent Arturo Almendarez is retiring.
Almendarez said he submitted his letter of resignation during the Calallen ISD's school-board meeting on Nov. 8, and that the district has been accepting applications for his replacement since the announcement.
Almendarez has served the district for more than 26 years. He joined Calallen ISD in Janaury 1992, and left in 2000 to become a deputy commissioner at the Texas Education Agency in Austin. Five years, later, he returned to Calallen as superintendent.
"It's time for someone else to come in and guide and lead this district," he said Tuesday. "I know there's people out there that can do that and do it well. I'm going to miss everyone a lot, but it's time for me to retire."
The district's leader said he started teaching in 1968.
"It's time," he said. "I love being in education but it's time. I love Corpus Christi, and this is where I'll stay."
His last day will be Jan. 31, 2022.