APS Board of Education Accepts Resignations of Sharon Pollard, Kellen Conroy
Two resignations effective the end of the 2012-2013 school year were accepted Monday, Feb. 11, by the Auburn Public Schools (APS) Board of Education.
Sharon Pollard, Calvert Elementary principal, is retiring while Kellen Conroy, fifth grade teacher, has accepted a position with Educational Service Unit 1 as a staff developer.
Board president Beth Kernes-Krause thanked Pollard for her years of service.
“During these past 14 years, it has been a pleasure and honor to serve so many wonderful students, families, staff and patrons of District 29. Serving as elementary principal throughout the various elementary building configurations at Peru Elementary, Locust Grove, Sheridan Elementary, Auburn Middle School and Calvert Elementary has been a memorable experience. I have thoroughly enjoyed the opportunities and appreciated the support from many colleagues during my tenure. I’m proud to be retiring from an outstanding school system,” Pollard said in her resignation letter.
She said she looked forward to new and exciting in her next venture. She plans to enjoy her family, especially her three young grandchildren.
APS Superintendent Kevin Reiman said Conroy’s new position will help in his career goal of being an administrator.
“He’s an outstanding person. We will miss him. We wish him well in all he does,” Reiman said.
In his resignation letter, Conroy said it was a tremendous honor to serve APS, the Auburn community, and numerous students and athletes over the past seven years.
“The professional relationships and learning opportunities that have been established throughout my time in Auburn will always be cherished and carried with me throughout my educational/professional career. I feel at this time, it is important that I pursue an educational opportunity that has presented itself,” Conroy continued.
“I wish Auburn and the Bulldogs the best of luck in future academic and athletic endeavors,” he concluded.
“The resignations leave a couple of holes to fill at the elementary school,” Kernes-Krause said.