It is with very mixed emotions I want to share with you that I have decided to retire from my position as your principal effective immediately.
As many of you know, I have wrestled with this decision for some time and even returned to MES this fall after planning to retire at the end of last school year. It has been hard to imagine my life away from our campus and our children, but I have realized that it is time for me to fulfill a new role at home where I am needed most to care for my family.
While the choice to step away was not an easy one, I know that the McClendon family will be in great hands as Mrs. Lindsay Pitts has been named your interim principal. I am honored to hand off the reins to Mrs. Pitts who has served as my assistant principal for the last 6 years. I have no doubt she will lead our campus with the same passion and wisdom you have come to expect from Team McClendon.
I want to thank you for the opportunity to serve your children and be a part of the Brave Nation. I will continue to be a resident of the community and look forward to seeing our families and students at events in the district and around town.