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From Dr. Jennings

Dear Members of the Alexandria Township Educational Community,

It is with mixed feelings that I write to inform you that I have resigned my position as Superintendent of Schools in Alexandria Township.  My last day in the school district before I start my new position as the Superintendent of Bloomingdale Public Schools is August 30th.  I am very proud of the accomplishments we have achieved during the past twelve years including our technology initiatives, arts program development and focus on the social-emotional needs of our students.

I am very thankful to have worked with such a dedicated and talented team of Administrators.  Nothing that has been done in this school district would have been possible if not for their efforts and their devotion to our schools.  They are the finest group of educational leaders I have ever worked with. I will miss the strong relationships I have developed with Jennifer Bills, Joy Dominic, Sandy Kacedon, Denise Fichner and Thad Thompson.  I consider them friends as well as colleagues. 

I am very thankful to the faculty.  Alexandria is fortunate to have some of the most talented teachers and educational support personnel I have ever worked with.  It has been a pleasure to have hired so many of the current staff members and watch them learn and grow to become effective teachers.

Over the course of my tenure, I have had the opportunity to work with outstanding Board of Education members. In particular, the close relationship and support I have received from previous Board Presidents including Susan Luthringer, Pat McGuinness, Scott Saccal, Brian Walsh and Joe Krouse will be forever appreciated.  These individuals understood the challenges of school leadership and always kept the best interest of students in mind. 

The administrative support staff in the district is incredible.  The dedication and hard work of our office secretaries has always impressed me.  Of course, I would never have been able to complete my job responsibilities without the outstanding efforts of the administrative assistants in my office, Doreen Penge, Jennifer Myers and Pat Aversa.  Underpaid and overworked, but always pleasant, professional and supportive.  I will miss seeing them daily. 

Alexandria schools have many challenges in the future.  I am hopeful that decisions will be made that will continue our progress towards preparing our students with the foundation of academic, social-emotional and physical foundation they need to thrive in high school and beyond. I wish you the best as you move forward with this mission and I thank you for the opportunity to have led this school district.


Matthew Jennings