HARRISBURG — Jaimie Foster is no longer principal of Harrisburg High School’s John Harris Campus, confirms Dr. John George, the former acting superintendent of Harrisburg School District.
PennLive was first to report the news.
Foster was named principal of the high school in late June; it took effect on July 1.
She had previously been the school district’s chief academic officer but that position, along with several others, were eliminated shortly after the school district entered into receivership. Foster then voluntarily consented to transferring to lead the high school, the school district said.
Chris Celmer, acting superintendent of the school district, issued the following statement:
“In an ongoing effort to move the Harrisburg School District forward, yesterday, a leadership change was made with the principal of Harrisburg High School, John Harris Campus.
As superintendent, I am thankful for the service of Ms. Jaimie Foster to John Harris Campus. Effective immediately, the administration will begin an extensive local, regional, and national search to identify the next leader of Harrisburg High School, John Harris Campus. The academic services team is providing leadership support to the building until the interim principal is named later this week.
As a District, we want to work collaboratively with faculty, staff, and families in providing supports to help our students be successful. I believe new high school leadership will help us to make progress toward those goals.”