Jeanne Pelcher will step down as acting principal of Samuel R. Donald School and Sherri Glaab will return to lead the school in a few weeks.
Glaab went on maternity leave in February and Pelcher took over for her. Glaab will return to the position full-time Jan. 2.
Pelcher is a teacher at the Resource Center at Samuel R. Donald School. She was chosen to take over for Glaab because she has a master’s degree in education administration. She has worked in the Bloomingdale School District for 15 years.
“It was a great experience,” Pelcher said at a Board of Education meeting Monday. “The staff at the Samuel R. Donald School is amazing and I couldn’t have asked for a more supportive administration.”
The board thanked Pelcher at a meeting Monday for stepping up and taking the reigns at the school.
Pelcher said the most challenging parts of the job were implementing the new teacher evaluation system and anti-bullying regulations. Both are requirements from the state.
Pelcher said Cheryl Mallen and Frank Verducci, the principals of Martha B. Day and Walter T. Bergen schools were “extremely supportive” during her tenure in charge at Samuel R. Donald School.
“They were always there to help me and always answered whatever question I had about something,” Pelcher said.