(The following notice was sent January 6 to subscribers of the MPCSD website.)
Dear MPCSD Community,
This morning, I submitted my letter of resignation to County Superintendent Anne Campbell. My last official meeting will be January 14th, however I have committed to smoothing the transition until a new board member takes office. I have been so honored to serve this community and school district for the last 15 years. Increasing family demands out of town make it difficult to fulfill my obligations to the District in a manner I believe the community deserves. I know I leave the District in the hands of tremendous board members and an innovative and strong leader in Superintendent Ghysels. I could not leave the District if I didn't strongly believe in their ability to propel our schools to even higher levels of excellence.
I am so excited at the wonderful opportunities awaiting our students and staff as they delve into Common Core curriculum, 1:1 iPads, Hillview's mini-courses, and a fifth elementary school. The District has beautiful new facilities; is financially healthy; and has a leadership team of exceptional strength and dedication.
I have been overwhelmed time and again at the amazing support from the community for the work we are doing in our schools. It has been a delight to serve with the various board members and superintendents over the years as we work to provide an excellent educational opportunity for all our students. I want to thank all the teachers, staff and families with whom I have worked for making the last 15 years a truly exceptional and rewarding experience. Menlo Park is a very special District and it has been an honor to be a part of it.
I have confidence that the Community will elect or the Board will appoint someone to take my place who has the same passion for excellence that I have enjoyed all these years.
Laura Linkletter Rich