Carlos Hicks, superintendent of Gulfport schools for the past 10 years, will retire at the end of the year. The 57 year old Hicks made the announcement at a school board meeting.
``It has always been my thought that a school district is best served when the superintendent leaves before people want him or her to,'' Hicks said. ``I have often told people that I have the best job in America, and I truly believe that. Our working relationship with the board and the support we have received from the community is outstanding.''