WALLINGFORD — Rock Hill Elementary School Principal Anthony DiGennaro has resigned after one year in the job.
DiGennaro, who began as Rock Hill principal on March 1, 2017, announced his resignation in a letter sent to parents on Friday, his last day.
“I am writing to you today to inform you that I will be resigning as principal of Rock Hill Elementary School,” the letter said. “At this time, there is a personal matter outside of school that requires my attention. While I have enjoyed working with everyone in the Rock Hill community and Wallingford as a whole, I believe this decision is what I feel is best for students, families, staff, and myself.”
The letter continued, “In my time here, I have had the privilege to know students, families, staff, and community members. It has been a rewarding experience that will be treasured forever. From the moment I began, I felt part of something special that I know will continue after my departure.”
Rock Hill is a grades three-through-five school with an enrollment of just over 300 students.
The Board of Education hired DiGennaro as principal last year to replace Carrie LaTorre, who was promoted to assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction in December 2016.
DiGennaro was previously a fourth grade teacher at Benjamin Franklin School in Meriden, and also taught at Roger Sherman School in Meriden.
DiGennaro could not be reached for further comment.
Superintendent of Schools Salvatore Menzo said the district plans to hire an interim principal within the next month and hire a permanent replacement by July 1.
“In the meantime, Ms. LaTorre is assisting with coverage in that role in addition to her central office responsibilities,” Menzo said.
On Wednesday, the district posted two separate job postings for an interim and permanent principal position. The application deadline for the permanent position is March 27, according to the job posting.