At the Clay Community School Board of Trustees Special Session Thursday the resignation of Clay City Elementary Principal Jon Russell was accepted in a 7-0 vote.
Russell, who remains the principal until June 30, said the decision was not an easy one.
"I was deployed to Iraq for 15 months," he told The Brazil Times. "I was away from my family and now I want to spend some time with them. It will be a positive step for us."
Russell taught fifth-and sixth-grade at Ladoga Elementary in the South Montgomery School Corporation from the Fall 1989 to the Spring 1995.
Then in Fall 1995, he became the assistant principal at Cloverdale Elementary in the Cloverdale Community School Corporation.
Russell, who is licensed to teach first- through sixth-grade and has been with the CCSC since 2001, is anxious for the change.
"I'm ready to be back in the classroom with the students. I have enjoyed being principal," he said. "I want to thank everyone for their support and I hope that we continue doing the best to support the children."