West Marshall superintendent plans retirement

STATE CENTER – West Marshall School District Superintendent Ned Sellers has announced his retirement effective June 30.

Sellers, 58, has led the West Marshall district since 1998 and will take the early retirement package offered by the district. Sellers has worked in education for 35 years and thought the timing was right to make this decision that he’s pondered for the past year.

“I’m just ready to step back a little bit and look at doing something different,” Sellers said.

His wife, Ranae, retired last year, and he said he wants to spend more time with her and their two adult children and three grandchildren.

During his tenure at West Marshall, there have been plenty of upgrades to district facilities in State Center including the new middle school as a result of a successful 2009 bond issue election.

“That’s really been a nice addition to our school district,” Sellers said.

Sellers said he is also proud of the student academic achievement at West Marshall and helping to bring the district to a solid footing financially.

He appreciates the people of the West Marshall district and their support through the years.

“I really enjoy it here,” Sellers said. “There’s a good staff and good board members.”

He was named one of three finalists last year for the Iowa Superintendent of the Year from School Administrators of Iowa. Sellers is being paid an annual salary of $136,731.