Greenfield Superintendent Christine DeBarge to Retire Following 2023-2024 School Year

Greenfield Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Christine DeBarge announced that she will retire at the end of the school year on June 30, 2024. The announcement was made in public session at a School Committee meeting on Wednesday, August 9, 2023.

“I have loved serving the entire community of Greenfield Public Schools - students, staff, families, and the community. I can think of no better place to close out my career,” said DeBarge. “But now I am looking forward to focusing on my family.”

DeBarge’s retirement will come after three years of service to GPS and 27 years in public education. She began her career as a speech pathology assistant, and her first job in administration was as a special education supervisor in Ludlow. DeBarge went on to serve as
an administrator in the region for 17 years.

“I am not retiring to leave Greenfield. I am extremely proud of the work that we have done and will continue to do over the next year,” DeBarge continued. “There has been significant change and I know that we are having a positive impact on student lives. Our students’ academic
performance will continue to improve as long as we continue our hard work.”

The Greenfield School Committee plans to discuss next steps at an upcoming meeting.