ST. LOUIS COUNTY – Parkway School District Superintendent Dr. Keith Marty announced that he will retire at the end of the 2024-25 school year, after 14 years in the role. His last day will be June 30, 2025.

“Working as Parkway’s superintendent for 14 years has brought me tremendous joy,” Dr. Marty said. “There isn’t anywhere else I would rather be. I feel as optimistic as I’ve ever been about Parkway as we look ahead to next school year and begin implementing our five-year strategic plan that provides strategies for student success in school and life, and the resources to support them.” 

Dr. Marty has been with Parkway since July 1, 2011, and has worked in education for almost 50 years, including roles as a teacher and superintendent in Wisconsin.

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Under Dr. Marty’s leadership, Parkway voters approved three bond issues, providing over $500 million for school improvements. The district introduced programs like Spark! for experiential learning and an Early College program where students can earn an associate degree alongside their high school diploma. Parkway also focused on students’ emotional and mental wellness, along with academic success.

Five schools were named National Blue Ribbon Schools, and 19 schools and the district received State and National School of Character awards. In 2017, Parkway was named a National District of Character, and in 2020, a Green Ribbon School District by the U.S. Department of Education.

He expressed pride in the district’s achievements and gratitude for the support from the community, staff, and students.

“The community’s overwhelming support of three successful bond campaigns demonstrates an unwavering commitment to our students and their future,” he said. “Working alongside many talented and committed educators has brought me tremendous joy. My greatest regret will be saying goodbye to many colleagues, friends, and supporters. The good news is we have another full school year ahead. I will savor every moment and I truly look forward to the 2024-25 school year.”