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Woodside principal to retire

The Hamilton School Board accepted the retirement request of Woodside Elementary School Principal Linda Jorgensen., effective June 30, 2008.

“I have thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to serve Woodside Elementary School because it is a positive, vibrant learning community focused on helping students achieve their maximum potential,” said Jorgensen.

Hamilton Superintendent Kathleen Cooke, Ph.D., said educational opportunities for students and staff advanced at Woodside since Jorgensen became principal in 2000.

“Student achievement at Woodside has improved since Mrs. Jorgensen’s tenure as principal,” Cooke said. “Her focus has been to hire and develop talented staff to promote high levels of success for all students. She has been passionate about helping all children to grow and succeed.”

Before joining the Hamilton School District, Jorgensen had been the principal of Glen Hills Middle School in Glendale for three years. She was principal of Edgewood Elementary School in Greenfield from 1993 to 1997. Prior to becoming a principal, she taught at Stormonth Elementary School in Fox Point.

Jorgensen earned her bachelor’s degree in elementary education from the University of Wyoming in Laramie and her master’s degree in educational leadership from Cardinal Stritch University.

The position for a new principal will be posted. The School Board is expected to fill the position this spring.