Camden-Rockport Elementary School principal to step down
Rockport — The search has begun for a new principal at Camden-Rockport Elementary School following the resignation of Theresa Lash, effective at the end of the school year.
In the school's weekly newsletter, Lash informed parents of her decision, noting she will step down at year’s end to pursue interests outside of school administration.
In the newsletter Lash wrote, “I will start this week by sharing with you my decision to resign at the end of the school year. This was an extremely difficult decision to make but after twenty years in education and most of them spent in administration, I’m ready to do something different.”
“I am incredibly proud of this school and our staff and the multitude of positive changes that they have made for kids over the last three years," she said. "They are truly following their mission statement in the work that they do here each day.”
The School Administrative District 28 school board accepted Lash’s resignation at the monthly meeting Jan. 15 and the position has been posted to allow plenty of time to search for a replacement.
Lash said is completely confident the hiring committee will find the perfect candidate to lead the school forward.
“This is a school community that anyone would be blessed to be a part of, I know I certainly have been,” she said.
SAD 28 Superintendent Elaine Nutter said she will be sad to see such a strong administrator leave the district, but supports Lash in her future endeavors.
“While I am pleased for Theresa [Lash] that she is pursuing some long-time interests, I am saddened that she is leaving Camden Rockport Elementary School,” Nutter said. “First and foremost, Theresa has the interests of children at heart, she is a great principal.”
Dwight Collins is a reporter/photographer for The Camden Herald.
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