Principal Amy Simione sent the following email to parents on Thursday:
Dear Donlon Families,
I want to thank all of you for welcoming me back to Donlon this past
school year as the principal. I am thankful for the experience of working
at such an amazing school. It has truly been a wonderful year.
I must let you know at this time that after a great deal of thought and
Donlon, so that I may relocate to the East Coast for personal reasons.
This is a very difficult decision for me. On a professional level, I have
loved working at Donlon and very much wanted to be able to continue the
important work we have been able to accomplish together.
It has been an honor returning to Donlon as the administrator after being
a teacher here in the past. The partnership between the parents, staff,
and community makes Donlon a truly special place where children are
nurtured and supported in growing as individuals. I am blessed to have
had the opportunity to work with such caring individuals whose mission is
to support and encourage students to become educated and responsible
citizens. I have enjoyed getting to know all of your children. Their
smiles, laughter, and enthusiasm are contagious. I will miss them as
they inspired me each and every day.
I promise to work closely with the incoming principal when he/she is hired
to ensure a seamless transition. The Human Resources Department will
begin the process of finding a replacement and will be in communication
with the staff and school community regarding the process and timelines
for gathering input and conducting interviews. I have confirmed with our
district that the position will be posted and interested candidates, both
internal and from outside our school district, will be encouraged to
I would like to thank you for the opportunity to serve you, your children,
and this outstanding school community. I look forward to hearing great
things about your children's accomplishments as they continue their
education in Pleasanton Unified School District.
Principal, Donlon Elementary School