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Miller Middle School principal to resign

McKimpson worked two years at school

May 4, 2012
By ANDREW POTTER - Staff Writer ( , Times-Republican

After two years of leading Miller Middle School, Principal Sharon McKimpson has announced she plans to resign at the end of her current contract on June 30.

McKimpson, 54, cited family and some health issues as her reasons and said it was her decision to "step back," but did not want to comment in detail on those reasons.

"I really hate to leave, but I need to for personal issues," McKimpson said.

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She said resigning is the right career move for her at this point, though she does not have another full-time position lined up. She said she is as an adjunct professor at Viterbo University.

The task for McKimpson two years ago was not easy - to replace a 20-year leader in Brad Clement at a school that had been listed as a Persistently Low-Achieving School, due to student test scores.

The school is no longer on the list and McKimpson said making changes at times has been tough. She said the majority of the Miller staff were very supportive but also said there have been "people that are reluctant to change."

She said the Marshalltown students are wonderful and the strength of the community.

McKimpson had previously worked as a middle school principal at the Interstate 35 School District in Truro.



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