Cascade Ridge principal resigns

April 13, 2010

By Staff

Colleen Shields, principal at Cascade Ridge Elementary School, announced her resignation April 5 after two years at the school.

“It is with extremely mixed emotions that I am announcing my decision to accept a new leadership position in the State of California beginning July 1,” she wrote in a letter to the community. “This new position allows me to be closer to members of my family and to support my husband’s current employment situation.”

Shields was hired in 2008. She came to the school with 11 years as an elementary school principal and 12 years of experience as an elementary school teacher.

“Cascade Ridge has thrived under Colleen’s leadership. She and her staff expect every student to achieve remarkable things — and they do,” Superintendent Steve Rasmussen said. “She has a heart for students and elementary education. We will certainly miss her.”

Parents are asked to help district officials find a new principal by filling out an online survey by 4 p.m. April 16. Parents can take the survey, which includes questions about what characteristics are important in a principal, here.

District officials will use the survey results to help hire a new principal for the school with help from a committee, which will include faculty members and parents.

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