SALT LAKE CITY -- State Superintendent of Public Instruction Larry K. Shumway announced on Friday that he will retire on Jan. 1.
"It has been an honor and a pleasure to serve Utahns and the great educators we have in this state," Shumway said. "It was always my intent to leave Utah's public school system in better shape for the future, and I believe our students are being better prepared for the future."
Shumway, 58, of Stansbury Park, is Utah's 23rd State Superintendent of Public Instruction.
The Utah State Board of Education has begun working to find a replacement.