Sippican School searching for new assistant principal

May 30, 2020

MARION — Sippican School is searching for a new Assistant Principal, as Kyle Letendre, who started in the role this year, will return to Old Hammondtown school at the end of the year. 

Sippican School principal Marla Sirois brought the transition up at a May 20 School Committee meeting. 

Overall, deciding to head back was the hardest professional decision of my life,” Letendre wrote after the meeting. But, he added, “I am excited to return to teaching and have my own classes of students again. I realized I had unfinished business and was not ready to say goodbye to that part of my career yet.”

Letendre taught at Old Hammondtown for ten years, and said returning will be a homecoming moment, though he said “I have felt tremendously supported by the whole community since the very first day of my tenure. I will greatly miss all the students, families, and staff [at Sippican School], but luckily I will not be going far.”

He is proud of the way that he and Sirois were able to rise to meet the challenges of transitioning to remote learning.   

Sirois had nothing but positive things to say about Letendre. 

“He is a phenomenal assistant principal, as well as a consummate professional... He will be missed but we all ,of course, support and understand his desire to continue to teach grade 6,” she wrote after the meeting.