Suzanne Lackman, the New Bloomfield high school principal who has submitted her resignation at the end of the current school year in June, says she enjoyed her time as principal at the school.
Lackman said she was not available to comment on the subject earlier because the high school was involved in various activities relating to a regional basketball playoff game.
"I would like to thank the students of New Bloomfield for the honor of serving as their principal. It has been a distinct pleasure working with them. They are an amazing group of young people to whom an extremely bright future awaits. The students have made great strides in the area of academics, school pride, and extra curriculum endeavors in the past two years, and I am proud of them. I will miss them. I will not be a stranger next year; once a Wildcat always a Wildcat! "To my staff I would like to say, "Continue the great work!' As professionals you are committed, caring, and courageous individuals who are truly "child focused,' " she said.
Lackman said the New Bloomfield community has made her feel like one of the family. "For that, I will always be grateful," Lackman said.
Sara Lane, director of special services at the New Bloomfield School District, also offered her resignation to the New Bloomfield Board of Education at the same meeting on March 7.
Lane said earlier that she also enjoyed her nine years of employment at the New Bloomfield School District. She said the fact that the district is required by the state to place extra emphasis on improving student achievement because of comparatively low test scores was not a problem with her. "This district," she said, "has been under stress recently and I think it is time for me to move on. I have been very appreciative from the support I have received from the staff and the parents in the district."
The board also is seeking a replacement for its former superintendent that it placed on administrative leave last year and accepted his resignation this year.