Clymer Elementary School Principal Resigns

CLYMER — Clymer Central School will be without an elementary principal for the rest of the school year.

The district recently announced the resignation of elementary principal Mike Fessel in a Facebook message by Superintendent Beth Olson alerting the public to the personnel change.

“I send this letter to update you on the recent change to our leadership team,” Olson said in the post. “We will be starting the second semester without an elementary principal. After careful consideration, we have decided not to act and pursue a replacement immediately. Instead, we will be taking a pause and re-evaluating the needs of our students and staff. Mrs. Fadale will be fulfilling the role of PreK-12 principal and any building level questions should be directed to her. If you have any questions regarding this transition, please feel free to reach out to the district office. I appreciate your patience and support during this transition.”

Fessel was hired in August 2021 as curriculum coordinator and elementary school principal. Fessel resigned from his position on Jan. 26, and his resignation was approved at the Jan. 25 board of education meeting.

“It is with a heavy heart that I take this action,” Fessel said in his resignation letter. “I have grown to love working with the staff and students here at Clymer. I feel that it is time for me to move on in my next position for myself and for my family. Clymer CSD is a wonderful school district that has a rich tradition and a passion for its community school. It has truly been a pleasure working with the community here in Clymer CSD.”

Olson declined to comment further on the resignation.


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