ALLEN (CBSDFW.COM) — In a statement released Saturday, Allen ISD Superintendent Dr. Scott Niven announced his retirement from one of the biggest school districts in Texas to pursue “other professional opportunities.”

(Credit: Allen Independent School District)

After an emergency meeting was held Oct. 12, the Board of Trustees expressed its appreciation to Niven for his efforts and accomplishments while serving as the district’s superintendent.

Robin Bullock has since been named as the acting superintendent as the board will soon begin the search for a new one. Bullock has worked in education for 18 years.

Board President Amy Gnadt thanked the community for their continued dedication to Allen students and support of the school district.