Mashpee High School Principal Resigns

After receiving a one-year contract extension to lead the Mashpee middle and high schools, principal Jane A. Day has tendered her resignation from the Mashpee Public Schools.

Ms. Day, who served as principal of Mashpee High School for the past four years and assistant principal for four years prior, has accepted a position as a 10th-grade English teacher and the English department head for Lexington High School.

“I’ve really enjoyed my time here in Mashpee, I learned a lot and I grew a  lot,” Ms. Day said. “What I’ve really missed, though, is concentrated work on curriculum and instruction.”

Ms. Day’s new job in Lexington will provide the opportunity to apply the skills she has learned as a principal about instruction and student learning in a classroom setting.

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“I’m excited about it,” she said, adding that she will move closer to the city, where she has family.

In May, Ms. Day received a one-year contract extension to serve as the principal of both Mashpee High School and Mashpee Middle School, per a district reorganization plan introduced by superintendent Brian A. Hyde that designates one administration for both schools.

The principal is one of three who have left Mashpee this school year for positions in other districts. Kenneth C. Coombs School principal Elaine M. Pender also resigned, to become the principal of Orleans Elementary School, and after the middle school principal position was eliminated in the reorganization plan, Sheila A. Arnold accepted a principal position in Belmont, New Hampshire.

Wendy Lithwin, previously the assistant principal of the Coombs school, has become the new principal of the school. The Mashpee School Committee and superintendent have not announced plans regarding the appointment of a new grades 7-12 principal.

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