Arlington School System Seeking New Academic Director | news/arlington

APS looking for a new Academic Director:

Arlington’s school system is looking for a new academic leader, after the incumbent was sent for a second tour of duty as college principal.

Bridget Loft, the current director of studies, was named principal of Swanson Middle School on April 28, a post she held from 2011 to 2017 before becoming principal of Yorktown High School and then serving as top academic leadership of the school system. Publish.

“We are very grateful that Ms. Loft can take over this role,” said school board president Barbara Kanninen, praising Loft for “doing a wonderful job” leading the office of scholars during her tenure, but did not offering no reason for the change. .

Loft said she was grateful for the date.

“I appreciate the opportunity to grow,” she said. “I can’t wait to get home.”

Joanne Ayuda, who retired in 2019 as principal of Abingdon Elementary School after a 35-year career in the school system, has been appointed as interim academic director while the school system conducts a search. The pay rate for the position is $134,733 to $220,822, school officials said.

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Jeremy S. McLain