DDHS Principal Mark Schmitt retires

Principal Mark Schmitt

Principal Mark Schmitt, Ed.D.

SAD NEWS: Yesterday afternoon, Jan. 20, we were informed by DDHS Principal Mark Schmitt, Ed.D., that he was retiring due to personal reasons related to his health. This is effective immediately. Below is the letter from Superintendent Robert Crist, Ed.D., informing students and parents of Dr. Schmitt’s decision.

January 21, 2015

Dear DDHS Students and Parents,

It is with great sadness that I write this letter to you. Dr. Mark Schmitt retired from his position yesterday as high school principal. This was effective at the end of the day yesterday. He explained that there were some personal health reasons behind this decision and he felt that now was the best time to do it.

Dr. Schmitt has contributed immensely to the district the past five-plus years as the school’s top administrator. He will certainly be missed. Our Community Relations Coordinator Mr. Mike Heine is developing a tribute to Dr. Schmitt for future release. Please contact him for adding to the long list of Mark’s contributions to the students, staff, parents, community and district. (262-728-2642 ext. 4813 or mheine@ddschools.org)

In the meantime, I will serve as principal until a suitable interim can be hired for the remainder of the year. We will advertise for a permanent principal later this spring. I plan to spend mornings at the high school and at other times as needed.

We have a wonderful staff and student body at DDHS. That is a testament to the work Dr. Schmitt has done. We will all get through this time together, in spite of this situation.

Respectfully,

Bob Crist, Superintendent

 

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Enero 21, 2015

Estimados Estudiantes y Padres de DDHS,

Es con gran tristeza que escribo esta carta a ustedes. El Dr. Mark Schmitt se retiró ayer de su posición como director de la escuela preparatoria. Su renuncia es efectiva a partir del fin del día de ayer. Él me explicó  que existen razones personales de salud detrás de esta decisión y que él cree que ahora es el mejor momento para hacerlo.

El Dr. Schmitt ha contribuido inmensamente al distrito durante los más de cinco años pasados como el administrador escolar de mayor rango. Ciertamente se le va a extrañar. Nuestro Coordinador de Relaciones Comunitarias Mr. Mike Heine está desarrollando un tributo al Dr. Schmitt que será publicado posteriormente. Por favor pónganse en contacto con Mr. Heine si ustedes tienen algo que agregar a la larga lista de contribuciones del Dr. Schmitt a los estudiantes, personal escolar, padres de familia, comunidad, y distrito. (262-728-2642 ext. 4813 o mheine@ddschools.org)

Mientras tanto, yo fungiré como director hasta que un director interino apropiado sea contratado para el resto del año. Más adelante en la primavera, publicaremos un anuncio solicitando un director permanente. Yo planeo estar en la escuela preparatoria en las mañanas y en otros momentos cuando sea necesario. Tenemos un maravilloso personal y cuerpo estudiantil en la preparatoria DDHS. Esto es un testamento del trabajo que el Dr. Schmitt ha hecho. Vamos a superar este contratiempo juntos, a pesar de esta situación.

Respetuosamente,

Bob Crist, Superintendente

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One Response to DDHS Principal Mark Schmitt retires

  1. Katie Schenk says:

    Dr. Schmitt you are the best man I have ever known. You have such a big heart. I’m very sad to hear that you retired. I hope you are okay. All my prayers and thoughts are with you. You helped me through all my hard times in school and I can’t thank you enough for that. That school will never be the same without you. Love you Dr. Schmitt. 💙

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