Thank You Anita. "You Are The Best."

Assistant Superintendent of Schools, Anita Rutlin, a two-time acting superintendent, and veteran of a "long and storied career," quietly announces her retirement from the Madison Public School System after nine years of service.


Assistant Superintedent of Schools Anita Rutlin, after serving the Madison Public School system for nine years, including two stints as acting superintendent, has announced her intention to retire. 

Madison Public School Superintendent Thomas Scarice said Rutlin would have preferred no public announcement, no press release, but at the Board of Education meeting earlier this week, he said he just could not pass up the opportunity to thank his colleague who welcomed him and mentored him in his first months on the job in the top spot. 

Other board members agreed. 

"You are the best," said Madison Board of Education member John Dean. "I would trust you with any job." 

Scarice said Rutlin will be on the job for at least two more months before officially retiring. 

Would you like to wish Anita well in the next chapter of her life? You are welcome to do so in the comments, which are being moderated. 

craig February 07, 2013 at 08:21 PM
Anita has done an exemplary job. Her professionalism, work ethic, and caring for the students best interest have helped make the Madison's schools better. Anita’s departure is a real loss for Madison, and I wish her the best. Craig Bernard
Dotty Bavin February 08, 2013 at 12:39 AM
You will never meet a more hardworking, dedicated, smart, witty and caring woman than Anita! Thank you for all you have done for Madison Public Schools
Beth Crowley February 08, 2013 at 11:30 AM
When I started at the Scranton Library last January, Anita took time out of her extremely busy schedule as Acting Superintendent to meet with our new teen librarian and me to welcome us to Madison and discuss how the library and school system might work together. I will never forget her warm welcome and how much time she spent with us. I know she will be greatly missed. Thank you Anita!
Mike Atkins February 08, 2013 at 11:38 AM
You are the best," said Madison Board of Education member John Dean. "I would trust you with any job." But interestingly never the full time gig with its $200,000 salary. Hmmm...
Ruth Rose February 09, 2013 at 06:25 PM
I wish Anita all the best! She is a consummate professional, who I have enjoyed working with immensely and who I have learned so much from! You will never find a more hard-working person, so I join in with your well-wishes and say,too, "Thank you, Anita, for all you have done for the children, families and staff of the Madison School System!"


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