5/31/19 EAHS principal announces retirement
EAHS principal announces retirement
>By Jessica Williams, The Times-News 5/31/19
Reprinted with permission.
Eastern Alamance High School Principal Diane Hill will retire at the end of the school year.
The announcement came Wednesday, May 29. In an email exchange
Thursday, Hill said changes in her personal life affected the decision.
“I have struggled with this decision for a while as I do feel that EAHS is my home and we’ve had a great year overall,” she wrote. “I look forward to coming to work every day, and I know that is a blessing. Not everyone can say that. Some things have changed in my personal life, and I need to devote more time and attention to those matters. I can’t do that and also do all that I need to do as a high school principal. I am leaving on a very positive note, and I plan to come back and be involved in other ways. I told Coach Kirby I’ll sell tickets at ballgames.”
Hill has a long history with Eastern, having taught at the high school in the 1980s and served as assistant principal from 2004 to 2008.
From 2008 to 2011, she was principal of Woodlawn Middle School — the high school’s counterpart—then left to take over as principal of the Early College High School in Rockingham County.
She took over for longtime EAHS Principal Dave Ebert in 2017.
“As JoAnne Hayes said, ‘Once an Eagle, always an Eagle,’” she continued. “Ultimately, I feel so very fortunate and blessed that I have had the incredible opportunity to beat Eastern when I retire since it’s where I first started my teaching career and also where I started as an administrator. The students and the staff here are some of the best I've ever worked with, and the community is supportive and engaged in the life of our school. I’ll really miss being at EAHS on a daily basis. It is bittersweet to be leaving.”
To aid in the search for the next principal, the school system has created a community survey, which is available on the Eastern Alamance High School homepage at www.abss.k12.nc.us/eah. It will remain open until Friday, June 7.