WILMINGTON — The city school system now has two principals’ positions to fill with this week’s announcement that Carrie Zeigler is resigning as the Holmes Elementary School principal.
“I have been fortunate to work with so many educators that genuinely care about our students and the community in which we serve. It truly has been an honor working for Wilmington City Schools [WCS],” said Zeigler, who has been with WCS 18 years.
She said she recently was offered a position with State Farm Insurance as an agent in its Wilmington office.
“I look forward to staying local and continuing to serve others in the community. I feel that this opportunity is best for myself and my family at this time,” Zeigler said.
Her resignation goes into effect in mid-May.
As previously reported, Melinda “Mindy” McCarty-Stewart, the current WHS principal, will succeed retiring Superintendent Ron Sexton on Aug. 1 in the district’s top administrative office.
Sexton said the two open principal jobs were posted this week.
“They are both quality positions. I know we will get a large number of resumes,” he remarked.
In another personnel matter, the board approved Doug Bahnsen as a long-term substitute teacher for the remainder of the 2016-17 school year as the agriculture education teacher.
Three donations to the district were approved and accepted.
Energize Clinton County donated $1,300 for the purchase of supplies for the WHS Library’s Co:Lab Makerspace. The makerspace supports projects of the Cane Tech Squad students, members of the Technology Club, and any students using the Co:Lab in the library.
Smith-Feike-Minton Inc. donated $500 to Project Trust to assist with camp fees.
And Ronald and Colleen Bricker donated $200 for the Rodger O. Borror Middle School band program.
The school board’s meeting was held at Denver Place Elementary School.