GLEN ROCK, NJ – After five years of service at Glen Rock Public Schools and 39 years in education, Dr. Linda Edwards, Director of Special Services, will retire from the district. 

“I have enjoyed watching students grow and develop to their full potential,” Edwards said.

She has managed the special services team over the years and provided an array of services to families in grades PK - 12.

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“I have enjoyed working with dedicated professionals in such a collaborative environment to improve services for students with disabilities,” Edwards said.

Dr. Edwards will retire as of August 1 in order to ensure a smooth transition and better meet the needs of the district, school officials said.

There has been two additional administrators who retired in recent weeks, including high school principal John Arlotta and director of personnel services Lawrence Wolff. Middle school principal Dr. Jennifer Wirt will depart the district at the end of the school year, as well.

"All deserve to retire," Superintendent Dr. Brett Charleston said in an email when asked to comment about the administrators leaving.

Charleston indicated assuming why people retire or resign is a futile exercise, although the retirees have been open about their plans. Arlotta and Wolff are moving to Florida and Edwards, who has had a long career in education, is planning to spend more time with family and pursue other interests.