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AMHERST — Tom Moore plans to stay involved in education after he retires this year.
The Amherst Public Schools superintendent and K-6 principal will retire from his position on June 30.
Brady Public Schools Principal Matt Gordon will be taking over as Amherst’s new superintendent.
Moore and his wife, Kathy, will be moving to Glendale, Arizona, to be closer to their children shortly after his retirement, and Moore is considering working part time as a school bus driver.
“I have never been real big on any hobby or anything. I plan on getting at least a part-time job driving a school bus,” he said.
Moore began his career in education after graduating from Kearney State College in 1982. He taught social studies at St. Edward, Kearney Catholic and Wood River. He also coached football, basketball and track.
He became a principal at Wood River before taking on the role of superintendent in 2008 at Amherst. He is also the K-6 principal at Amherst, one of the most rewarding parts of his job.
“That is one part of the job I really enjoyed was the lower elementary grades. They bring smiles to my face,” he said.
Since becoming superintendent in Amherst, Moore has witnessed how supportive the community is of its students and school.