Ed­mond North prin­ci­pal an­nounces res­ig­na­tion

The Oklahoman (Sunday) - - NEWS - BY TIM WILLERT Staff Re­porter twillert@ok­la­homan.com

The leader of Ed­mond’s largest high school has re­signed to ac­cept a po­si­tion with the state Ed­u­ca­tion De­part­ment.

Ed­mond North Prin­ci­pal Ja­son Pit­tenger re­signed Wed­nes­day to be­come the next ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor of ac­cred­i­ta­tion for the state agency, ac­cord­ing to the school dis­trict. His last day is July 20.

“Ja­son Pit­tenger has been an ex­cel­lent leader who ad­vanced cur­ricu­lum and in­struc­tion at Ed­mond North,” said Su­per­in­ten­dent Bret Towne. “We wish him con­tin­ued suc­cess in his new role.”

Pit­tenger be­comes the lat­est ad­min­is­tra­tor at Ed­mond North to re­sign, join­ing as­sis­tant prin­ci­pals Ellen Van­noy and Chris Helling, who left to pur­sue other op­por­tu­ni­ties in ed­u­ca­tion.

Their po­si­tions have been filled.

The search for Pit­tenger’s suc­ces­sor has al­ready started, Towne said.

“My goal is to hire a leader who will con­tinue to build upon Ed­mond North’s aca­demic ex­cel­lence while fos­ter­ing a col­lab­o­ra­tive cul­ture that en­gages stu­dents, teach­ers, par­ents and the broader com­mu­nity,” he said.

Pit­tenger, who had been the prin­ci­pal since 2011, said he is step­ping into his new po­si­tion with the hopes of “pos­i­tively im­pact­ing stu­dents across the state.”

“I have been blessed to serve our com­mu­nity and the stu­dents of Ed­mond North High School for over a decade,” he said. “Great things lie ahead for Ed­mond North and I con­sider my­self lucky to have been a part.”

Ja­son Pit­tenger

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