ROGERS PARK — Susan Kilbane, the principal of New Field Elementary School, resigned from her post this week for "family and personal" reasons, she said in a letter to parents.
"I am deeply grateful for our collaboration over the past 4½ years," she said in the letter. "I am especially thankful to have had the opportunity to work with your wonderful children."
Kilbane took a one-month leave of absence in the fall due to "unforeseen circumstances," according to Chicago Public Schools officials at the time.
Kilbane's last day as principal was Jan. 31, school district spokeswoman Lauren Huffman said.
Huffman said Kilbane had been employed by the district since 1991.
An interim principal has been assigned to the school until the Local School Council hires a new principal, she said.
New Field, at 1707 W. Morse Ave., has been ranked among the top schools in the area, earning a Level 1 "excellent" rating from CPS.
Students ranked in the 84th percentile in reading aptitude and the 78th percentile in math aptitude nationally, according to district data.
New Field's next Local School Council meeting, which is open to the public, is scheduled for 4 p.m. Feb. 18 at the school.