Pope: 'Many Great Things' Accomplished in Short Time
The superintendent, who resigned Tuesday night, issued a statement outlining accomplishments during his two-year tenure.
The day after the School Committee accepted his resignation, outgoing Superintendent Anthony Pope said he was proud of the "many great things" accomplished during his tenure.
"I would like to thank the community of Marlborough for the opportunity to serve the students and families of the school district," Pope said in the written statement. "We have accomplished many great things in a short period of time that can be the foundation and building blocks for future growth."
Pope did not address the reason for his departure. The School Committee voted to accept his resignation Tuesday night after an afternoon executive session and just before the board was set to conduct the superintendent's performance evaluation.
Instead, Pope cited the drafting of a five-year strategic plan "Believe 2016," as well as the first district-wide curriculum framework as well as the popular Science Technology Engineering and Math Early Collect High School Program as highlights of his time in the district.
"We should be proud of the work that we have been able to do for our children," Pope said. "I am very confident that the great educators who have played an essential role in this work will continue to move it forward. I wish the Marlborough School community the best."