Clarkstown School District Superintendent Margaret Keller-Cogan sent the following email to parents and staff Tuesday afternoon.
March 13, 2012
Dear Parents, Staff and Community,
I am writing to announce my departure from Clarkstown Central effective June 30, 2012. I have been hired as Head of School in an independent school in upstate New York. I will begin my work there in early July.
In the six years I have been in Clarkstown, it has been my privilege to work alongside a gifted staff on behalf of talented and exceptional young people. I am so very grateful for the opportunities I have been given and the support I have received. These have allowed us to make the gains that we have as a school system. On a daily basis I find myself celebrating the successes I see around me.
I would like to thank you for all you have done to support the children of Clarkstown and me by allowing me to lead such a respected school district.
Dr. Meg Keller-Cogan
Superintendent of Schools
In reaction to the resignation announcement, Clarkstown Town Supervisor Alex Gromack said Keller-Cogan worked "tirelessly" for the district.
Here's Gromack's statement:
"Superintendent Dr. Margaret Keller Cogan worked tirelessly on behalf of the children of the Clarkstown Central School District. We certainly forged a good cooperative relationship between the Town and the School. I respect her decision and wish her much success in the future."