GPS Superintendent Resigns

Dr. Beran’s Gretna Career Started in 1999

Gretna Public Schools (GPS) superintendent Dr. Rich Beran announced his resignation on Tuesday.

“I have resigned from my position as superintendent and will retire,” Dr. Beran wrote in an email to the GPS staff. “The board and I are going in different directions and I believe this is the best solution for the district.”

Although the exact reasoning for his resignation is unclear, Dr. Beran wrote about his cherished time with GPS.

“I will forever be in your debt for the past support and guidance I have received from board members, administration and staff of the district,” Dr. Beran wrote.

Dr. Beran has been with the district since 1999, serving as the assistant superintendent for 20 years. He became the superintendent in 2019 after the retirement of his predecessor Dr. Kevin Riley. In the email, he also expressed his gratitude to the GPS staff along with his confidence in the future of GPS.

“As I prepare to retire, I am confident that the district is in good hands, and I am excited to see the continued progress and success of our students and staff,” Dr. Beran wrote. “I look forward to watching the district grow and thrive in the years to come. Thank you for the honor of serving as teacher, coach, assistant superintendent, bus driver and superintendent of Gretna Public Schools. I will always cherish the memories and experiences I have had here, and I wish you and the district continued success.”

Dr. Beran’s last day, according to an online KETV report, is June 30. A process to select a new superintendent has not been announced.