The Cedar Grove-Belgium School District is looking for a middle school principal with Jodi Swagel resigning at the end of this year.
Swagel has been named assistant principal of Thomas Jefferson Middle School in Port Washington. She will replace Liz Ferger, who is retiring after 21 years as the school’s second in command.
“My time here has been wonderful. It’s been a pleasure to serve,” Swagel said at the April 12 School Board meeting.
Supt. Jeanne Courneene said she was grateful for Swagel’s three years of service.
“She was instrumental in advancing our district’s technology goals, instructional goals and systems delivery of supports for students in academic and social/emotional needs,” Courneene said. “Principal Swagel will be greatly missed and I wish her all the best in her educational pursuits.”
Courneene said the middle school principal position has been posted and she is hopeful interviews will be held the first and second weeks of May.
A committee will identify two or three finalists to present to the School Board for final approval, she said.
Swagel will be returning to where she taught for seven years. She was a phy-ed and health teacher at Thomas Jefferson from 2004 to 2010.
Swagel has master’s degrees in administration, curriculum and instruction, as well as exercise science, and a bachelor’s degree in physical education.