Principal at Maize South retires

MAIZE — John Blazek, the principal at Maize South High School, is taking early retirement, district officials said in a memo today to staff members.

Blazek's retirement is effective immediately. It comes only months after Maize South opened this fall as a new Class 4A high school.

Blazek is a long-time administrator in the Maize district, having previously served as middle school principal. He also taught and coached in the El Dorado school district.