Melinda McKenna, Bethlehem Elementary School principal, resigned from her post with the Region 14 school system to take the position of director of instruction and curriculum in North Haven.
"It is after deep reflection and mixed emotion that I leave BES," she said in an Aug. 16, 2012, letter to Region 14 Superintendent Jody Goeler. "I have decided to leave Region 14 and begin a position as the director of instruction and curriculum in North Haven."
At the Monday, Aug. 20, Region 14 Board of Education meeting, Goeler said McKenna will be missed.
"She will be here for the start of school and will be here for the transition," he told Woodbury-Middlebury Patch. "We will hire an interim, if necessary."