Bangor School Department Superintendent Betsy Webb will retire in October.

Webb informed Bangor School Committee members of her decision Wednesday evening.

"Please know I am fully committed over the next four months to the top priorities of reopening plans, building anti-racism and equity, and for a smooth transition of leadership," Webb was quoted as saying in the Bangor Daily News.

Webb will be taking a position as a Libra Professor in the Educational Leadership Department at the University of Maine.

Webb has served as Bangor's superintendent since 2008.