After serving as superintendent of Grapevine-Colleyville ISD for 13 years, Robin Ryan has announced he plans to retire.

Pending board approval, Ryan’s last day as superintendent will be Jan. 1, 2023, according to a statement released by the district. Ryan is the second-longest serving superintendent in the history of GCISD.

“The incredible level of community and district support we have experienced in GCISD has been a hallmark of our success,” Ryan said in the release. “I am grateful for all of the board members over these last 13 years who have allowed me to serve GCISD.”

Ryan has served in Texas public education for 38 years, the release stated. Before joining GCISD in 2010, Ryan served as the Chief Academic Officer in Dallas ISD and as principal of Colleyville Heritage High School. He also served in administrative roles in Carroll, Hurst-Euless-Bedford and San Angelo school districts.

In 2018, he was named Region 11 Superintendent of the Year, the release stated.

In the statement, GCISD Board President Casey Ford said the board values the progress made in the school system under Ryan’s leadership.

“Dr. Ryan has been a tireless visionary for Grapevine-Colleyville ISD over the past 13 years,” he said. “Along with the board, Dr. Ryan has focused GCISD and its stakeholders on identifying and developing the strengths and gifts of every child. This vision culminated in the single focused goal for all of our students to achieve success beyond high school graduation.”

Under Ryan’s leadership as superintendent, GCISD began iUniversity Prep, the district’s virtual school, and opened the Technology Education and Career Center. The district also began the Collegiate Academy at Tarrant County College, the release stated. Ryan will remain an employee of GCISD until Aug. 31, 2023, to assist with the transition of leadership.

“I have been blessed to work with wonderful people at Grapevine-Colleyville ISD,” Ryan said. “Our campus staff, support staff, teachers, leadership team and board of trustees deserve all of the credit for working together as a team for the success of our students. GCISD is a destination district and will continue to accomplish great things in the future.”