A Heartfelt Good-bye: Farewell to Principal Jenny

Principal Jenny will be leaving Pleasant Ridge Montessori to serve as the Leadership Talent Development Manager for Cincinnati Public Schools. If there had been time for a send off, the halls of PRM would overflow with thanks and well-wishes for Principal Jenny as she has done for others, but school had let out for the summer. She will be greatly missed after serving PRM for 6 years.  We wish her all the best and congratulations on her next adventure!

Here are just a few images that shows a small picture into Principal Jenny Mauch’s love of education and the PRM community!

Here are her words she left for the community:

Dear PRM Community,

I will be leaving Pleasant Ridge Montessori to serve as the Leadership Talent Development Manager for Cincinnati Public Schools. Pleasant Ridge Montessori is such a special place and I am so grateful that I have had the opportunity to serve in this community. Please know that this was not an easy decision to make because I care deeply about the children of this community and the work that we do here as one of the few public neighborhood Montessori schools in the nation. PRM is rich with diversity of community, passionate and dedicated staff members, supportive families and dedicated partners; I truly believe there is no other school community like ours.

As an administrator, I am completely indebted to each of you and your passion for public neighborhood Montessori education. Your willingness to collaborate and problem-solve to ensure that we equitably support each child is what will continue to allow PRM to flourish. Over the past six years, PRM has grown in so many ways because of the hard work, generosity and innovative-ness that each one of you bring to our school community. We have created systems that will ensure that PRM is able to provide a quality Montessori education to each child in an environmentally conscious setting with the support of community partners. Due to the timing of this shift, an Interim Principal will be assigned to PRM for the 2018-2019 school year. This means that this person will serve as principal, while the LSDMC works to develop a needs assessment and coordinates with the district to develop a pool of candidates for the 2019-2020 school year. The interim principal will be able to apply for the position as well. Information about who this individual will be, along with an update about the assistant principal will be forthcoming from CPS. I will also share anything I learn.

I am sorry that I was not able to deliver this message in person; please know that it was not my intent to tell you this message via email or phone and it hurts me to know that I cannot say good-bye in person. If your email is in Power School, you will also receive a letter from me about this news and other exciting preparations for the 2018-2019 school year.

Please do not forget that class lists will be posted on August 1st, and that Summer Mailers will also go out at that time. When you receive the summer mailer, there will be a letter similar to this one in the mailer – but it will not have the news about my new position. Unfortunately, we stuffed all of the summer mailers before I was offered this opportunity. I apologize for any confusion that this may cause.

I cannot thank each of you enough for your hard work, support, generosity and dedication. I wish you all the very best. I hope to continue to partner with you in new and exciting ways to support PRM and the greater community in CPS!