Quincy Junior Senior High School Principal Erin Mongiello announced Oct. 31 that she was leaving her position effective that day.
In a letter that she addressed to students and their families, she wrote: “I’ve been presented with the opportunity to step back and re-evaluate some changes in my life which result in me leaving QJSHS effective today, and when I return on January 4, 2020, I will potentially be exploring a new opportunity as a vice principal leading student supports on the Greenville campuses.”
Mongiello went on to say, “This has not been an easy decision, but I am truly excited for the opportunity to continue to serve students and teachers in a new and meaningful way.”
Kristy Warren, Plumas Unified School District’s director of curriculum, will serve as interim principal while a search is underway to replace Mongiello.
Warren met with Quincy High staff on Friday, Nov. 1, during the school district’s Professional Development Day.
Mongiello, who was referred to as Ms. Mongie by students, also said in her letter, “My time spent here has been a pleasure and I’ve enjoyed working with the students, staff, parents and community. I want to express my gratitude for allowing me to be a part of Quincy Junior Senior High School for the last two years. It has been rewarding and I will miss you all tremendously.”
Mongiello’s departure is the latest in a series of changes for the Quincy High School principal position.
Tim Gallagher served as principal from the fall of 1998 and retired in June 2009.
Sue Segura served from the fall of 2009 until 2016.
Tim Gallagher returned as interim principal for a semester ending January 2017.
Marty Ofenham served as principal from January 2017 through June of that year.
Erin Mongiello began work in the fall of 2017.