The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, April 28, 2006


Carlisle School Director of Student Support Services resigns

Linda Stapp, Carlisle Public School Director of Student Support Services, has accepted a position in the Winchester school system, according to her April 14 e-mail to the school community. "The last 13 years have been the most rewarding of my professional career and Carlisle will always hold a special place in my memory and in my heart," Stapp said. The Director of Student Support Services directs all special education services for the Carlisle School.

Commenting on the larger size of the Winchester school system, which has over 3,800 students, Stapp said she is excited by the opportunity. The school is going through a reorganization of student support services, she said when reached by phone, and she would be dealing with a large staff.

Stapp will remain until the end of the school year in June. "I think Carlisle is unique," Stapp said when asked what she would tell an incoming replacement. "I think the new person should recognize the real cooperation between parents and teachers for the benefit for students. It is the best job in the world." She said she would advise the new director to not get "sidetracked" by disagreements but to "keep an open mind and listen to both sides to resolve all issues."

"We'd like to express our gratitude to Linda for 13 years of service to students, parents and teachers," said Superintendent Marie Doyle in a phone conversation. "We wish her every success in Winchester."

Stapp is the fourth administrator at the Carlisle School to resign in recent months. The Principal and Assistant Principal resigned in February, and the Business Manager resigned in early April.

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