Callaway, 61, made the announcement in a prepared statement at the School Board meeting Tuesday afternoon. According to Betti Cadmus, public information officer for the school district, Callaway has not yet selected an exact date of retirement.
"Her resignation will be effective sometime in the spring months," Cadmus said. "Dr. Callaway's fondest wish and desire is to make the transition to the new superintendent as seamless as possible so the district can continue to move on."
The announcement came two days before the opening of school in the district. Students at nine elementary and three middle schools will begin attending classes Thursday morning.
Callaway has been with the district for 18 years. She previously served as an assistant principal, principal and assistant superintendent here.