MSA director to step down at the end of the yearThe Minnesota Math and Science Academy will have a new leader come next fall.
By: Amber Kispert-Smith, Woodbury Bulletin
The Minnesota Math and Science Academy will have a new leader come next fall.
MSA director Paul Simone announced during the Board of Directors meeting Thursday that he has chosen not to seek to extend his contract past the end of this school year.
Simon could not immediately be reached for comment.
In a letter posted to the MSA website, Simone says that he feels that he is no longer in the best position to continue serving MSA.
“Plainly stated, I have decided that it is time for me to pursue a change and renew my place in the professional world,” Simone said in the letter. “It was indeed a great pleasure being part of one of the best, if not at times, the best public school in the state of Minnesota.”
Simone has worked at the school for the past 13 years. Simone worked as a social studies teacher for three years before taking the position of director in 2002.
“I want to extend my heartfelt appreciation to all who participated with me and who helped me along this wonderful career path and journey,” he said in his letter. “The Math and Science Academy truly was my professional home for these past 13 years, but now it is time for me to renew and rejuvenate, and seek out a new personal mission.”