See to explore new opportunities
By Erik Buchinger
Clintonville Middle School Associate Principal Jeff See will resign following the school year on June 9.
In a letter dated Dec. 13, 2016, See wrote to Clintonville School District Superintendent Tom O’Toole regarding his resignation from the position.
“I regret to inform you that I will not accept a contract extension beyond June 9th of 2017 because I am ready to explore new opportunities and challenges.
I am so proud of what our entire school team has accomplished over the last two and a half years. When originally hired, the Board of Education tasked Scott and I with turning around a negative school culture and bringing behavior under control. We have exceeded those expectations, and our staff has created an environment so positive that we have reclaimed most of the student enrollment lost to parochial schools over the seven years prior to our arrival. I am most proud of the fact that our staff has put student learning in front of staff needs, and as a result Clintonville Middle School has outperformed other district schools on standardized tests. This building is headed in the right direction, which is a credit to our school learning community.”
See declined to offer further comment in an interview request.
“I believe my letter made clear my reasons for leaving as well as my appreciation for the great work our staff has done these past three years and my pride in the results we achieved,” See said in an email. “I do not see a need to comment, as my letter speaks for itself.”
O’Toole and School Board President Jim Dins did not respond to emails prior to press time.