Longtime area teacher, administrator and coach Rick Roberts has come out of retirement to serve as La Plata’s Interim Superintendent for the upcoming school year. Roberts explains what brought him back.
Roberts retired in 2020 after serving as superintendent and boys’ basketball coach in the Novinger School District. He then filled in as the Schuyler County Interim Superintendent in 2021 following the retirement of Steve Carvajal. After two years away from education, Roberts says he’s glad to be back.
Roberts has spent 28 years in education That career includes stops at Centralia, Bucklin and South Shelby. He is taking over for outgoing La Plata Superintendent Dr. John Wiggans.