March 21, 2007
USD 464 and Tonganoxie High School have provided me a tremendous opportunity to grow and develop professionally as a high school principal. I have a great love for this school district and a deep respect for the teachers, students, and parents of this community. Due to the recent suspension and speculation centering around that suspension, it is with regret that effective June 30, 2007, I resign my position as principal of Tonganoxie High School. Through a very careful and diligent investigation, the board of education found that I have performed my responsibilities and duties as principal with professionalism and a deep commitment to THS. I wish to thank the board of education for their support and wish them and the USD 464 school community continued success in the future.
I have enjoyed working with the teachers, students and parents during my tenure at Tonganoxie Middle School. However, effective June 30, 2007, I will resign my position as assistant principal of Tonganoxie Middle School. Recently, I was suspended and there has been speculation about circumstances surrounding that decision. The board has rescinded that suspension and there is no evidence to suggest that I have not preformed the duties required and represented the school professionally and diligently.
Unfortunately, recent events make it difficult for me to maintain the stature necessary to effectively carry out my duties. I hold no malice toward anyone and regret having to make this decision. Now, as always, I remain committed to doing what is best for the students of Tonganoxie Middle School. My resolve is to rely on higher powers and the strength of my family and friends to help me carry forward personally and professionally.
Originally published at: http://www.tonganoxiemirror.com/news/2007/mar/21/board_accepts_administrators/