Helena Public Schools Superintendent Tyler Ream has announced he will step down from his position next summer.
Luke Muszkiewicz, chair of the Helena School District Board of Trustees, confirmed in a statement to MTN that Ream will be leaving his role at the end of the 2020-21 school year.
“Superintendent Ream has done an incredible job leading our district,” said Muszkiewicz. “His work during this pandemic has been nothing short of extraordinary. I am both thankful for his accomplishments and grateful that he will continue his leadership through the end of this school year. Make no mistake, I am saddened, and I do not want him to go. Yet I know he has made this decision carefully, and I know that he is making this decision for the right reasons.”
Ream was hired in 2018, from a school district in Texas. In just over two years as superintendent, he has overseen the opening of three new elementary schools, dealt with budget challenges and led the district’s response to COVID-19.
Muszkiewicz said the board will now begin the process of looking for another superintendent.
“I'm confident that our next leader will build upon the progress that Superintendent Ream has made during his tenure,” he said. “Helena Public Schools is full of wonderful educators, caring families, and the finest students in the state, and this board will work hard to ensure we meet the expectations of our community.”