Monday, May 21, 2007

Elementary Principals

Just last month, both Fran Carey, Principal of the Evergreen Avenue Elementary School, and John Gamble, Principal of the Walnut Street School and Director of the Alternative School, announced that they would be retiring at the end of the school year. Each has spent a considerable portion of their respective professional careers here at Woodbury. We thank them for the successes that they have shared with our students.

We will be losing an important link to the history of Woodbury through the retirement of our two administrators. Their work and dedication to our school community will be missed. At the same time, we recognize that this is a critical time to bring leadership that will be able to continue the good practices that are part of each school and to bring new ideas that will enhance the current program.

I will be able to provide an update on next year’s administrative team once final decisions have been made at the board level.


Michael Ellis said...

Thanks to Mrs. Carey for the transformation she made in Evergreen Ave. School. Her's will be difficult shoes to fill. Best wishes, Fran, in your coming endeavors.

Anonymous said...

We only had Mr. Gamble at Walnut for a short time, but it was a pleasure to have him. He was great with the students and parents. I wish him a long and happy retirement.

Anonymous said...

With her work, Mrs. Carey created an extreme sense of pride within Evergreen students, parents and teachers. She will truly be missed.

Anonymous said...

Mrs. Carey always challenged the students to see outside the box of their immediate world, to possibilities they never dreamed were achievable. And, beyond all the grants and monetary awards she earned for the school, she also earned the respect and admiration of the students and parents. The best of luck and happiness in the future is wished for her!