Dr. Wiley Dobbs celebrates retirement with public roast

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TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) - Former Superintendent Dr. Wiley Dobbs celebrated his retirement from the Twin Falls School District Friday as the guest of honor at a public roast.

Colleges and coworkers of Dobbs gathered at the Canyon Crest Event Center to laugh and poke fun at their dear friend for a cause.

The proceeds from the ticket sales will go to the Danny Merona Performing Arts Scholarship fund, for which Dobbs sits on the board.

Dobbs was hired as the Superintendent of Education for the Twin Falls School District in July of 2003. Previous to that, he worked in various capacities for the district for more than two decades.

Marona said, until tonight, no one has ever said a bad word about Dobbs that he can remember. He wanted to be the first.

"Wiley Dobbs, our superintendent of education, if ever there was a guy who was beloved, he's it," Merona said of his friend.

Dobbs grew up in Twin Falls, attending school at Morningside Elementary, O'Leary Middle School and Twin Falls High School.

He said his heart will always be here in southern Idaho.

"I'm not going away," he said. "And if I do go away, I will always come back at some point because I love Twin Falls."

Dobbs said once the new superintendent officially takes over he and his wife will be going on a month long vacation to visit Europe and Asia.

He told KMVT he will continue working in the field, mentoring principals and working in digital education.

'I'm just slowing down, I'm not quitting," he said.

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