NEAR NORTH SIDE — The interim principal of Ogden International School is resigning her post "around spring break," speeding up the Downtown school's search for its fifth head administrator in less than two years.
Shane Goldstein Smith told Ogden Local School Council Chairwoman Tracy Shine on Friday she had accepted another job outside of Chicago Public Schools, according to an email sent to Ogden parents and staff later that day. Ogden's spring break begins Friday.
CPS will support Ogden's council and help find a new interim principal through the end of the academic year, Smith said in the announcement.
"I am very proud of the work that we have done this year, and I feel privileged to have been the leader of such a committed group of parents, staff and students," she said.
The move means Ogden, which serves 12 grades and pre-kindergarten on two campuses at 24 W. Walton and 1250 W. Erie streets, will soon have its fourth head administrator since longtime principal Kenneth Staral resigned in August 2013.
Smith assumed the interim job last summer after principal Joshua VanderJagt left his post amid criticism of the school's response to anti-Semitic bullying.
Smith did not return a message seeking comment Sunday.
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