Derby High School Principal Resigns for Personal Reasons

Derby High School's principal has resigned for personal reasons and a new person has been appointed to take his place.

Greg Gaillard resigned from his position on Tuesday effective Wednesday, according to an announcement on the school website. Martin Pascale has been appointed as acting principal and Deb Almonte and Rachael Artaiz will serve as acting vice principals.

"As of December 9, 2014, Mr. Gaillard, for personal reasons, has resigned as principal of Derby High School," the announcement said. "The interim administration team beginning Wednesday, December 10, 2014, will be Mr. Pascale, Acting Principal, and Deb Almonte and Rachael Artaiz as Acting Vice Principals. We will keep you informed as to any additional information as it becomes available. Thank you for your understanding and have a great day."

The nature of the personal reasons that caused Gaillard to resign are unknown.

A Derby Board of Education meeting is scheduled for Wednesday night at 6:30 p.m. at the Derby Middle School Cafetorium at 10 Nutmeg Avenue, but his resignation is not listed on the agenda.

The board is scheduled to discuss personnel matters in executive session and will vote to approve the latest list of new hires to appoint. A high school guidance counselor's resignation is also listed on the executive session portion of the agenda.

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