After seven years of being the Superintendent for Quincy Public Schools, Roy Webb says his final goodbye to the Blue Devil family and hello to retirement.

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On the Quincy Public Schools Facebook page, Mr. Webb wrote he has a lot of great memories of being part of the Blue Devil Family and will miss the people the most.

I had a lot of great memories. Seeing the Blue Devil Traditions in the arts and in athletics, and watching our new buildings come to fruition were great, but my best memories will be of the people. Our Blue Devil Family and the Quincy Community have created some special friendships I hope to keep for a lifetime.

During his time as superintendent, Mr. Webb saw the construction of five new elementary schools, several budget meetings, navigated through a pandemic, masks wearing, and social media. He got beat up a lot on social media, and he took it like a champ.

We have been through a lot together. New buildings, renovations, transitions, negotiations, budget cuts, referendum, pandemic planning, in-person learning, remote learning, media, social media, communication, discipline issues, personnel issues, parent concerns, equity issues, finance issues, quarantining, masks, snow days, no snow days, mean tweets, just to name a few.

On a personal note, I am proud to have had Mr. Webb in our community and as a part of our school district. He implemented the Blue Devil Coin program highlighting students, teachers, and staff members who showed other support and what it means to be a Blue Devil. My daughter was one of the recipients and I am forever grateful that this program was started.

Tomorrow officially marks the first day for the new Superindentent Dr. Pettit, who is no stranger to Quincy Public Schools. He not only graduated from QHS, but he also held the position of QPS Director of Music for the last three years. I look forward to having Dr. Pettit as the new superintendent and wish him good luck.

So, I say goodbye Mr. Webb, it was a pleasure to have known you I wish you a fun retirement. You've had some hard days and nights and deserve rest. I look forward to all the travel photos you will share.

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