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OUSD superintendent reflects on retirement during pandemic

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Posted at 5:12 PM, May 05, 2020

Orcutt Union School District's superintendent plans to retire at the end of this academic year.

It's not exactly the ending she had envisioned.

Dr. Deborah Blow has worked in education for 40 years.

She says she's no stranger to solving problems as they happen on a daily basis, but she adds it's hard to see the senior class graduate during the pandemic and miss out on the experience every student deserves.

Dr. Blow says she has enjoyed her time with the district and misses visiting the school campuses and seeing the students and teachers.

"It is the most enjoyable part of my job... going into classrooms and seeing our great teachers working with our students, to see that spark in a student's eye when they learn something for the first time, and just to see the quirky fun things the kids do and I miss that a lot right now," she said.

Blow has been superintendent of the Orcutt Union School District for six years.

Her last day will be June 26.