Clinton High School principal Ronald Bean has offered his resignation after three years as head of the high school.
“He came by and spoke with me yesterday (Monday, June 3),” said Clinton City Schools’ superintendent Stuart Blount in confirming the principal’s decision to leave his post.
According to Blount, Bean’s resignation becomes effective Aug. 2, 2013.
“We will begin the process of interviewing and securing another principal before that though,” Blount added.
Before becoming the Dark Horses’ principal in 2010, Bean was an assistant principal for six years in Cumberland County. Prior to that, he was a teacher in Cumberland County for seven years.
Upon leaving the principal position at Clinton High, Bean plans to return to the classroom, teaching English. “Right now, it looks like I am going to be teaching at Jack Britt High School in Fayetteville. That looks like where it is heading.”
“Right now with my life — I have a sister who is sick and and my wife broke her femur — it is a good time, a good fit, for me to go back to Cumberland County,” explained Bean of his decision to resign.
However, the principal shared that he will look back fondly on his time as a Dark Horse.
“I enjoyed my time at Clinton High, working with the students, staff, teachers, and parents. I believe the school has unlimited potential,” noted Bean. “We did a lot of great things over the last three years; we raised scores and a lot more. I really believe that schools can be great and I think we’re well on our way there.”
As Bean bids farewell to Sampson County, Blount and Clinton City Schools wish him well.
“We appreciate the service he has provided and the job he has done at the high school,” said Blount. “We wish him the best in the next phase of his career.”
Lauren Williams can be reached at 910-592-8137, ext. 117 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.