Anne Hawks, principal of Liberty Memorial Central Middle School, will resign effective June 30, the school district announced Monday.
Hawks has accepted an administrative position in a suburban Kansas City, Missouri, school district, according to a news release from the district.
Hawks is in her third year as principal of LMCMS.
“The LMCMS staff is a family. They show up for each other,” Hawks said in the release. “I am exceedingly proud of all the LMCMS students I have worked with over the years. They have a special energy and enthusiasm that I appreciate very much. It has been an honor and privilege to serve as their principal.”
The district will evaluate the vacancy as part of its budget planning process, according to the release. The school board on Feb. 27 approved using the 2023-2024 school year to plan a redesign of the middle school, possibly as a magnet or themed school.
“Dr. Hawks led LMCMS through an especially challenging time for schools due to the global pandemic,” Superintendent Anthony Lewis said in the release. “I appreciate her student-centered focus and her decade of service to the district and wish her well as she pursues her professional goals.”