STEM Academy Assistant Principal Beth Hebb has announced her resignation and will assume the position of Assistant Principal at Norwood Middle School next week. Below are her comments that were read to the students today:
I wanted to let you know in my own words that I am stepping down from my role as Assistant Principal for the Sandwich STEM Academy. This was an extremely difficult decision to make however; ultimately, it is in the best interest of me and my family. My family and I are relocating from Sandwich in the summer and I have accepted a position at a school closer to my future home. Unfortunately, it means I will be leaving STEM before the school year is over. My last day here will be Monday February 29, 2016.
I feel so honored and proud to have been a part of the STEM Academy. The experience provided many opportunities and challenges for all of us. I will truly miss each and every one of you and I want you to know how impressed I am with your integrity and strong sense of character. As Assistant Principal many perceive my role to be primarily discipline and though a good deal of time was spent on discussing better choices, I also had the chance to witness many good choices that reflected your care, concern and understanding for others. There were many random acts of kindness at STEM Academy and you should celebrate this unique ability you have in appreciating the differences in others.
Thank you again for representing the SQUIRES in such a positive light. I encourage you to continue to do your best, respect yourself and those around you, and always be willing to step outside your comfort zone. If ever in doubt, just think of what you have accomplished so far. For the Eighth Grade, you have successfully completed two years at the Sandwich STEM Academy and are the very first class to do so! Seventh graders have established a learning environment thread by three different school cultures and are thriving in this new environment with new friends and new experiences as a result. Both are enormous hurdles that prove you are capable of accomplishing great things despite obstacles.
I wish you all the best and hope to continue to hear how successful you and the STEM Academy are this year and years here after.