Arbor Heights Elementary‘s principal Dr. Carol Coram is leaving her job at the end of the school year, according to a letter she has sent to members of the school community. Dr. Coram cites health reasons as deciding to take a different job, that of assistant principal at Denny International Middle School. No word on her replacement at AH. Read on for full text of her message (thanks to those who tipped us on this):
Dear Arbor Heights Families,
It is with mixed emotions that I announce I will not be returning as your principal next school year.
My health status, as some of you know, has been an issue for several years. The past four years have been a struggle with several diagnoses and recurring medical conditions. At this point, my health takes priority.
I have made a decision to focus on my health while still dedicating myself to the academic achievement of children. I have, in turn, accepted the position of Assistant Principal at Denny Middle School.
While it saddens me to leave Arbor Heights, I look forward to the challenge of the next educational level. Denny Middle School, under the leadership of Jeff Clark, continues to offer strong curricula and extra-curricular activities. I am excited at the prospect of being a part of these programs as a “Denny Dolphin.”
While my departure is official at the end of June, I want to thank you now for your strong support of Arbor Heights. Through the good times and the challenging times, there was never a doubt amongst the school community that the bottom line is our students. For that, I will be eternally grateful and will cherish as a gift, the opportunity to watch your children grow and learn.
Carol A. Coram, Ed.D.
*Very soon, the district will work with the Arbor Heights’ staff and families in conducting a search for a new principal. Be on the lookout for information regarding this process.