Decatur superintendent to retire at end of 2015-16 school year

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Dr. Ed Nichols, Superintendent of Decatur City Schools

DECATUR, Ala. – Dr. Ed Nichols, superintendent of Decatur City Schools, says he will retire at the end of the current school year.

“After much prayer, I believe that it is time for me to spend more time serving my church choir my community and returning to my love of teaching music. Although I am retiring from school administration, I am not leaving teaching. I look forward to the new journey God has in store for me. As the old gospel song states, “He’s a personal savior.””

As Superintendent, Nichols oversees two high schools, three middle schools, 12 elementary schools and three alternative programs.  Decatur has 8,650 students enrolled in its school system.