Berkeley School Board president Terry Doran will be retiring at the end of the BUSD meeting on Wednesday evening.
Doran will be honored by the Berkeley Federation of Teachers and given a proclamation by Mayor Tom Bates at a special gathering in the Council Chambers between 6 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday.
Doran has been with the school district since 1966. He served as a teacher and department head at Berkeley High School until his retirement from teaching in 1998. He has been department chair for the Art Department, and helped develop it into the Visual and Performing Arts Department.
He then ran successfully for the Board of Education, where he has sat for the past eight years.
Doran has also served in the Berkeley Federation of Teachers where he has held every office except president. He has also been advisor to the BHS Yellow Jacket newspaper for five years.