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NHHS principal to resign at end of semester

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New Hanover High School Principal Todd Finn has officially announced his resignation. New Hanover High School Principal Todd Finn has officially announced his resignation.

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WECT) – New Hanover High School Principal Todd Finn has officially announced his resignation.

In an email to faculty and staff, Finn explained he has agreed to "spearhead the launch of a brand new learning community" in Georgia.

Since the project will take months of planning and development, Finn will move on from NHHS at the end of the semester. He's expected to leave at some point in January.

"We are saddened by the news of Todd Finn's departure from NHHS," said Board Member Tammy Covil. "Mr. Finn's energetic leadership style, his passion for academic excellence, and his tireless devotion to his students are just a few of his many attributes.  He has been a valuable asset to our school system and our community.  We wish him much success in this exciting new endeavor."

"I would like to extend my congratulations to Mr. Finn as he leaves us to pursue the next stage in his career," said Board Member Derrick Hickey. "This is an exciting opportunity for Todd to start a new school using the innovations he pioneered at NHHS. Mr. Finn will be missed by the many students whose lives he touched."

When he started at the school a little more than two years ago, many called him a miracle worker, but lately complaints about Finn have reached a fever pitch.

School board member Janice Cavenaugh said Finn is one of the issues at NHHS that make up 75 percent of her correspondence.

"I am getting very mixed feedback. It's adamant either one way or another. They are either very supportive of Mr. Finn, or they think he's the worst thing that's happened to the school," Cavenaugh explained.

At an afternoon meeting with teachers and employees at New Hanover High, Dr. Tim Markley said that James McAdams will serve as interim principal until the board makes a decision on Finn's replacement.  McAdams has worked at Ashley and New Hanover before retiring.

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