After 28 years, N.D. Schools Chief Decides to Retire
Wayne G. Sanstead, the gregarious former government teacher and debate coach who has served as North Dakota's state schools superintendent for nearly three decades, announced this month that he will not seek re-election.
Mr. Sanstead, 76, is the longest-serving state schools chief in the country, according to the Council of Chief State School Officers.
He said he's retiring from public service to spend more time with his wife and grandchildren and to relax. The self-described "prolific vote-getter," who has won seven straight elections as superintendent, said he was confident he would have won an eighth term this year,...
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