MI Principal Leaving for Asst. Supt Position in Forest Hills

Mason Intermediate Principal Leaving for Asst. Supt Position in Forest Hills
Posted on 07/10/2018
Greg SearsGreg Sears, Mason Intermediate School Principal, has accepted a position as Assistant Superintendent of Teaching and Learning for the Forest Hills School District and will begin August 1.

Sears, who is finishing his 20th year in Mason, emailed MI staff today with his future plans.

“[During my time in Mason], I have seen incredible teachers make significant impacts on students, develop deep relationships, and exhaust every amount of energy working to grow students. Together, we have collaboratively accomplished some amazing work through innovative ideas, creative scheduling, changing grading practices, and empowering and growing teacher leadership. All of this has been done while still maintaining significant achievement and growth in our students resulting in many state level awards for student growth. Your dedication, willingness to try a different approach, and collaboration has made me extremely proud,” said Sears. “Throughout this time we have laughed, cried, and grown tremendously together. We have suffered difficult losses, rallied around personal challenges, celebrated successes, and supported one another through life’s changes. You have made my work as principal as rewarding as I could ever imagine.”

Mason City Schools Superintendent Jonathan Cooper said he would immediately begin a local and national search for a replacement, and will put together a committee of faculty, staff, students and parents to review the candidates.

“Greg is a connected instructional leader, and while we are sad to see him leave we are so glad for him to have this terrific opportunity and know he will be a blessing for the Forest Hills community,” said Cooper. “Knowing that we are a little late in the hiring season, the district may hire an interim principal for one year and continue the broader search for the long-term position. We definitely want to make sure it’s a right match.”

The Mason City Schools Board of Education will vote to accept Sears’ resignation during its meeting tonight.
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