HEADLAND, Ala. (WDHN) — The principal of Headland High School has announced his retirement.

Jason Bradford has been principal of Headland High School for 10 years. Before that, he served on the Headland High staff for 25 years.

He says he is retiring to spend more time with his family, including his son and grandson.

Bradford told WDHN he is appreciative of all those who have worked alongside him and those that helped him become principal.

“It has been a privilege to work here,” Bradford said. “I’m grateful to the great community, staff, and mentors for supporting me. I am grateful to the Board of Education for the opportunity and the community.”

Bradford’s last day will be on June 30.

The application process for the new principal is currently open. Once a new principal is chosen, they will start on July 1st.