(Hannibal) – The Hannibal Public Schools will soon begin the search for a new superintendent.Dr. Jill Janes announced Friday she will retire at the end of the current school year.

Janes succeeded John Bringer as superintendent in 2004.

Janes worked her way up the ladder, starting in the Hannibal school district as a kindergarten teacher in 1976, entering administration in the early 90s.