Washington STEM Academy principal Tom Ray looks forward to retirement at the end of this school year. Ray, principal at the academy for 22 years, has been in education 34 years. Photo by Jackie Gorski, Times-Union

Washington STEM Academy Principal Tom Ray will be retiring from education at the end of the 2020-21 school year after 22 years in the position as principal.

Ray said he is past the 85 rule, which allows employees to retire when their experience and age is at 85 or greater. He said