Plainfield High School Principal Kellie Jacobs announced Wednesday that she’ll be leaving her post at the end of this school year.
But she’s not going far.
Jacobs plans to be teaching English at PHS during the 2013-14 school year.
In a letter sent to PHS parents, Jacobs wrote, “I find myself in need of a change. The last five years as principal of PHS has been extremely rewarding; I have learned so much, and I have had many wonderful, fulfilling experiences. I am fortunate to work in a school with extremely professional individuals and excellent teachers. But the truth is I do not want to be the principal of a building at this time. I need to step back and reacquaint myself with my husband and my two teenage daughters.”
Jacobs has spent the past 11 years working in administration, with the last five being as principal at PHS.
When the opening in the English department became available for next year, Jacobs requested the transfer and the school board approved it.
“I feel very good about it,” Jacobs wrote. “I am confident that all I have learned in the last few years will add value to my teaching and to my future students’ classroom experiences.
“Though the journey to this decision has been very difficult, I know it is the right one for me and my family at this time. I appreciate the support you have given Plainfield High School and me, and I look forward to you knowing me in a different capacity.”
Plainfield Community School Corporation officials have already begun the search for Jacob’s replacement.