Kelly Baggett is keeping his eyes on the future.
Baggett, who served as Levelland ISD school superintendent for three years, will officially retire at the end of the month.
It will mark the end of a career in public education that spans 44 years.
He is not ready for a rocking chair, though.
Baggett plans to play more golf, and he and his wife Nancy are looking forward to a cruise this fall off the coast of New England and Canada. Another grandson is scheduled to arrive next month.
His final summer with LISD has been a busy one.
He spent the last five weeks working as deputy superintendent for the new head administrator, Jeff Northern.
‘I’ve been here to assist Mr. Northernís transition time and being here for him,’ he said, ‘and it’s been good for me, too. Summer’s been good. Itís been busy, it’s gone by fast.’
Baggett has helped his successor become acquainted with the construction projects that are part of a $39.4 million bond issue.
‘I’ve been trying to assist him on what projects are in place right now and the bidding of the projects,’ he said.