McKinney High principal Stewart Herrington announced Tuesday in a letter addressed to students, parents and MHS supporters that he will not be back for the 2012-13 school year.
He also revealed in the letter that plans are under way to find his successor and that Thursday, April 5, has been set aside for MISD superintendent Dr. J.D. Kennedy and Chief Human resources officer James Davis to meet with students and parents from 3-7 p.m. at MHS. The purpose of the meeting, Herrington said, was to assist them in “devloping a profile for this individual.”
“Since May 2007, my position as principal of McKinney High School has granted me the opportunity to serve outstanding students, talented staff members, supportive parents, and an involved community that values the education of its young people,” Herrington wrote. “These five years have been a source of happiness and excitement for me and my family. After a significant amount of introspection, prayer, and conversation with those most dear to me, I have decided not to return as principal of McKinney High School next year. This decision process was exceedingly difficult as there are many exciting things occurring on our campus and exciting days are ahead.”
Later in the letter, Herrington wrote, “Be assured that the right person will be identified and I stand ready to assist as needed to achieve a smooth transition of leadership. I am exceedingly grateful for your support during my tenure at MHS and hope to find opportunity to share that sentiment with you in person during this final quarter of the 2011-12 school year.”
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