The superintendent of St. Peter Public Schools announced his intent to retire after the current school year on Wednesday, after nearly 40 years with the district. Superintendent Jeff Olson says that his retirement will be effective as of June 30th. At that time he will have completed his 11th year as St. Peter superintendent. He took over the position in 2003 after serving 10 years as St. Peter High School principal. Olson is an Alexandria native who began teaching social studies in St. Peter in 1975 right out of college. He has also coached boys basketball, football and track for the Saints, and served as the district’s curriculum director for some time. He was named the Minnesota Superintendent of the Year in 2013 as well.