This statement was just released by the Board of Education:
Charles Sampson, Superintendent of the Verona Public Schools, tendered his resignation to the Board of Education on Wednesday, February 16. The resignation will be officially accepted by the Board during the March 1, 2011 public meeting. Mr. Sampson will continue to serve Verona through late June. He will then assume the role of Superintendent of Schools for the Freehold Regional High School District.
Mr. Sampson noted that he will leave the district in capable hands: “I am wholly confident that we will continue to meet the goals established in our strategic plan and will remain upon the path of continual growth with the team we have in place. The members of the BOE are already actively working on a clear plan of transition for the district, and that process will be done in a transparent manner. We have a first rate staff and faculty who have established a family atmosphere throughout this district through their compassion and commitment to the children and community we serve. I am fortunate to have had the support I received from this school community. My time here has been incredibly rewarding on both a personal and a professional level.”
John Quattrocchi, President of the Verona Board of Education, stated, “We regret Mr. Sampson’s resignation. The Board appreciates his dedication, determination and accomplishments throughout his time in Verona. We remain committed to our goals and will continue to succeed through the collective efforts of the Board, Administrators & Staff and the parents & students of our community.”
The Board will announce the process for the search for a new superintendent in the coming weeks.