MACHIAS, Maine — Tim Reynolds, a longtime principal and teacher at Machias Memorial High School, resigned his position at Thursday night’s School Union 102 board meeting.
Reynolds served in the Machias school system for 18 years, 11 as a teacher and seven as principal. He is taking the assistant head of school position at Washington Academy in East Machias.
In his letter of resignation, Reynolds said that he was leaving with a heavy heart but that he feels it is time to move on.
“I firmly believe that MMHS is a better place today as compared to eight years ago,” Reynolds’ letter stated. “I have given all I have in order to help make Machias High School a strong academic school where all students can achieve great things. I have served as the Vocational Director since 2004 and have seen some major gains in the relationships amongst the several schools involved. The successful completion of the Vocational Accreditation Process is a huge milestone. I am proud of all these accomplishments.”
Reynolds told the board he would remain in his position until the end of July.
Chairman of the Union 102 board Terry Sanborn said the union would advertise immediately for the position.
Superintendent Scott Porter was not available Friday for comment.
Union 102 serves the towns of Jonesboro, Whitneyville, Marshfield, Northfield, Wesley and Machias.