A search committee's already been named to find his successor.
Nebraska Education Commissioner Roger Breed has cited personal reasons in divulging his plan to retire later this year.
Breed's retirement takes effect June 30. In a statement read Tuesday to the Nebraska Board of Education, Breed said he wants to spend more time with his family.
Breed has served as Nebraska Education Commissioner since October 2008. He oversaw the implementation of statewide reading, mathematics and science tests and worked with the Nebraska court system to address excessive absenteeism in public schools to improve attendance and student achievement. He was recently named the National Educational Administrator of the Year.
Breed has served as an educator for nearly 42 years in Nebraska.
A search committee was named Tuesday and charged with naming a new state education commissioner.