Earlier this week, the St. Cloud school district released a statement informing the media Dr. Judy Nagel, principal of Kennedy Community School, would be resigning her post, effective June 30 of this year.
Nagel was originally hired as an interim principal to replace Diane Moeller for the 2013-14 school year. She was rehired for the 2014-15 school year.
The statement noted Nagel told Superintendent Willie Jett about her decision in February. Nagel wished to seek a new leadership position closer to her home in the south metro area. Nagel noted the decision to leave Kennedy was a difficult one, but said the challenge of her commute and her desire to do what was best for the Kennedy community were important factors in her decision.
Nagel stated it was a privilege to work with so many talented and dedicated students, staff and families at Kennedy Community School.
Jett thanked Dr. Nagel for her dedication and service to the Kennedy school community, and wished her the very best.
The school district is currently conducting a search process to fill the leadership role at Kennedy.