Hello Parents and Students,
Before winter break is upon us and we part company for a few weeks, I wanted to share some news about the principal position at Henry Ford Early College.
On January 31, 2012, after a long and distinguished career in education, Mr. Larry Simon will retire from the Dearborn Public Schools. However, effective immediately, Mr. Simon will be taking a medical leave and will no longer be the principal at the Early College.
I would like to personally thank Mr. Simon for his dedication to the students in the district. He has served them as a teacher, assistant principal, and principal. His experience and warm heart will be missed by all. Mr. Simon did an excellent job of connecting with the students and staff as he worked to maintain a focus on student achievement. His professionalism and dedication to learning has made a positive difference in the lives of thousands of Dearborn Public School students.
As we wish Mr. Simon all the best, I would also like to announce that, beginning December 5, 2011, Mr. Marc Zigterman will take on the responsibilities as interim principal at the Early College. Mr. Zigterman has worked as an assistant principal Fordson, principal at Bryant and most recently has been serving parents and students for the past five years as the Coordinator of Student Services. I know Mr. Zigterman will continue to inspire and support the students enrolled in the program.
Although not common, it is not unusual to change school leadership at the mid-year point. The district will immediately begin the search for a new principal and as always that process will include input from Early College staff and parents. The cycle of education continues and only by working together can we ensure a smooth and productive transition for everyone in the Early college community.
Change can be difficult but children have a resilience that makes it easier for them to adapt and flourish. We are committed to working with the students, staff, and parents to make sure this transition is successful for all involved. If parents have any questions about this change, please contact me at 313.827.3022 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
Superintendent of Schools