Schofield Elementary School Principal David Wilkins is trading in his administrative hat to become a math teacher at the Rashi School in Dedham.
Wilkins informed parents and guardians this week of his decision:
I am writing to communicate news that I just shared with the Schofield staff a few minutes ago. It is with the deepest of mixed emotions that I share this news with you as well.
For a variety of reasons, I recently came to the conclusion that it wastime for me to ‘retire.’ During my career, no experience has been more rewarding than helping students to increase their belief in themselves as learners through development of their mathematical skills and understanding. So, for the past couple of weeks I have been investigating possibilities that would allow me to return to my roots as a mathematics teacher. Last Thursday, I accepted a position for the upcoming school year as a middle school mathematics teacher at The Rashi School in Dedham. Please consider this news to be simply an FYI, and not a goodbye. During the remaining weeks and months of this school year, I intend
to fully maximize every remaining moment to add to the pride and joy I have experienced throughout the 12 years I have had the privilege of being in the position of Principal at Schofield.
Thank you for your ongoing support for our school.
Wellesley’s Bates Elementary School Principal recently announced his resignation as well and a replacement has been hired. Wellesley High Principal Andrew Keough threatened to leave to take a job in Lincoln-Sudbury (he was a candidate), but decided to stay.