Melinda McKenna, Bethlehem Elementary School principal, is resigning from her post with the Region 14 school system.
"It is after deep reflection and mixed emotion that I leave BES," she said in an August 16, 2012, letter to Region 14 Superintendent Jody Goeler. "I have decided to leave Region 14 and begin a position as the director of instruction and curriculum in North Haven."
At the Monday, August 20, Region 14 Board of Education meeting, Goeler said McKenna will be missed.
"She will be here for the start of school and will be here for the transition," he told Patch. "We will hire an interim, if necessary."
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In her letter of resignation, McKenna said Bethlehem Elementary School is in a good place for the start of school.
"Schedules, class lists and teacher information [are] all set, she stated.
When announcing McKenna's resignation to the Region 14 Board of Education, Goeler noted that the position she accepted — that of director of instruction and curriculum — was the very position he wanted to bring into the Region 14 district.
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