Dear Parents and Hopkinton Community,
It is with mixed emotions that I announce my resignation as Hopkinton High School principal, effective December 31st, 2012. I have recently accepted a position as an Associate Director for the Commission on Public Secondary Schools at the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). In this role, I will have the opportunity to work with schools across New England to help ensure quality educational experiences for all children.
Working in the Hopkinton Public Schools for the past eight years has been a wonderful experience. I have enjoyed getting to know many of you and working with you to provide a quality educational experience for your children. I am extremely proud of the work done by our faculty and students and it has been my privilege to be their principal. I am also appreciative of the support of the Hopkinton Community and the Hopkinton School Committee.
Saying goodbye to a place I care about as much as Hopkinton High School is extremely difficult, but for professional reasons, I feel it is the right course of action for me at this time. I will remain fully committed to the Hopkinton Public Schools until the end of December and you should feel free to contact me with issues or questions until that time. Dr. Steven Hiersche, Superintendent, will be updating the school committee tomorrow evening with a plan for my successor, both in the interim and the long term. In the meantime, I will work with my assistant principals and our faculty to ensure a smooth transition for your children.
Again, I want to thank you for your support and kindness over the years. It has been a privilege to be a part of this community.