Decatur High Principal: promotion part of CSD restructuring

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt January 15, 2014
Decatur High Principal (for now) Lauri McKain. Source: City Schools of Decatur

Decatur High Principal (for now) Lauri McKain. Source: City Schools of Decatur

Some parents had questions about yesterday’s announcement that Decatur High Principal Lauri McKain would be promoted to the school system’s new Director of Secondary Education position.

Today she sent a letter to parents offering more details about the move. Here is what McKain had to say:

Dear DHS Families,

Last night at the school board meeting, Dr. Edwards announced that I will be moving to a new position for the 2014-2015 school year. For the past fifteen years, I have taken on increasing responsibilities in the district, moving from Media Specialist, to Assistant Principal, to Principal at Decatur High School. My new title will be Director of Secondary Education. Though the title is a new one in the district, the position is a restructured one. In the past there was an Associate Superintendent and two curriculum directors. In order to tackle the complex challenges in our state and community, Dr. Edwards restructured the instructional services department. One of the things that drew me to this position is the opportunity to continue working with adolescents in our community and the faculties who serve them.

I will remain the principal of Decatur High School through this school year. By later this month, a committee of SLT, parents and staff members will be organized to plan the search for the next principal with the process being organized and implemented through our Human Resources Department. After the new principal is on board, I will still be available and will continue to serve as a support.

Our strength as a school relies heavily on your involvement. I want to thank you all for your continued support.

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