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Leadership Change at Focus Beyond

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I am writing to inform you of an upcoming principal change at Focus Beyond. Dr. Kelly Dietrich has informed us that she will take a position out of the district beginning in the 2024-25 school year. Dr. Dietrich will remain at Focus Beyond for the remainder of this school year. 

The district will post the Focus Beyond principal position soon, and we anticipate selecting our new leader by the end of this school year. The new principal will work with Dr. Dietrich to assure a smooth transition. Our goal is to find the best leader for Focus Beyond and our community. We will use the same process we used in the spring of 2023. Once principal candidates are selected, we will conduct interviews with a panel including two teachers, two community members and one student. We will keep the school community updated throughout this process.

Once the new leader of Focus Beyond is selected, we will share a simple survey with families and staff. This online survey will serve as a great opportunity for the school community to share what you believe the most important priorities are for your new leader and identify what you are most proud of about your school. 

Thank you for supporting Focus Beyond. Please feel free to reach out to me at heidi.nistler@spps.org with any questions.

In Partnership,

Heidi Nistler, Assistant Superintendent, Office of Specialized Services