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Community School leader to step down
Scott Hirschfield announced in an email/letter yesterday that he will be stepping down as Head of School for the Jackson Hole Community School, effective July 2014. Hirschfield stated in the correspondence that he plans to remain involved in the school after leaving his post and will work with the board to transition in a new Head.
“Next year will mark my 10th year as Head of School and I feel that it will be a natural time for me to make this transition,” Hirschfield stated. “I, of course, will continue to be involved in the school following the 2013-2014 school year and will play as active a role as needed in mentoring and advising my successor. In addition, in time I hope to be invited to serve on the Board of Trustees.”
President of the school board, Greg Zeigler, responded with an email to all parents of students at the Community School stating the board accepted his decision with understanding and regret. “No words can describe the indebtedness we all feel for Scott’s accomplishments and contributions to our community as founding head of the Community School,” he wrote. “We wish Scott the very best, trust he will always have a strong relationship with the school, and we eagerly anticipate the next chapter in leadership at the Community School.”