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Christopher Kennedy to Resign Effective in January

The Center School principal will be leaving the Hopkinton Public School District after only 18 months on the job.

In a letter to the Hopkinton community today Center School Principal Christopher Kennedy announced his resignation from the position he has held for a year and a half.

"I have recently been offered a position as the Senior English Language Arts Specialist with United Providence, working with several of the City’s most under-performing elementary, middle, and high schools," his letter said. "In this role, I will have the opportunity to engage in turnaround work by coaching school principals and instructional leadership teams around high quality ELA practices and pedagogy, in both English and Spanish."

Kennedy was selected to lead the school in July 2011, and is the third administrator to announce their resignation in the past six months. Superintendent Jonathan Landman announced his resignation in May after a year on the job and just last month High School Principal Alyson Geary announced her resignation, also effective in January. Earlier this year Elmwood Principal Ilene Silver also retired after many years on the job.

"After eleven years as a Principal [one in Hopkinton], the decision to move away from that school leadership role was not an easy one. Returning to an urban setting to help lead the focus on learning with administrators and teachers is a job that I look forward to," Kennedy's letter said.

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