It's been nearly a month since former Crabapple Middle School Principal Dr. Kimothy Jarrett left the position for "personal reasons;" and now the search is on to find a permanent replacement.
Because of the suddenness with which Jarrett left the position, many parents questioned the reason behind the action.
"I’m sure this announcement comes rather suddenly, but let me assure you that it is not due to anything involving the well-being of students or staff nor the school’s performance under her leadership," Roswell Cluster Superintendent Dr. Will Rumbaugh wrote in a letter to parents. "I understand that the lack of specific information may generate rumors and I respectfully ask that you keep a positive focus on Crabapple Middle School as we continue the school year."
While the Fulton County School System has been working to hire Jarrett's replacement, former Haynes Bridge Middle School Principal Debbie Reeves stepped out of retirement to fill the role as the interim Crabapple principal.
But now, the school says its ready for parent input in the process to find a permanent replacement.
Today, Mar. 8, the school sent out a survey to parents and community members requesting help in deciding what attributes a Crabapple principal should have.
"This is an important action that you, as a community member and supporter of Crabapple Middle School, can take as the school system begins the process of securing the best person for a visionary school," the school wrote in today's letter.
The survey will be available online and in paper form (found in the school office) until Friday, Mar. 18 at 5 p.m.