Principal at Wamogo is out after less than a year
Jaime Rivera, Wamogo's principal until Friday, chats with students last September. BZ photo
Wamogo Regional High School is in the market for a new principal….again.
The job opened up on Friday when it was announced that first-year Principal Jaime Rivera was stepping down. Rivera was placed on leave and his resignation will take effect at the end of the school year, Region 6 Board of Education Chairman Christopher Sanders of Goshen wrote in an email to district residents.
Rivera stepped down because of a personal matter, according to Sanders.
“On behalf of Region 6, we thank Mr. Rivera for his brief but productive time at Wamogo, and wish him well,” Sanders wrote.
Serving as interim principal for the rest of the school year is Pamela Lazaroski, a retired Lewis Mills High School principal. Lazaroski was Wamogo’s interim principal last summer and for three weeks of September before Rivera came aboard.
The principal before Rivera, Jody Lambert, also lasted less than a year as she was placed on leave last June before her resignation took effect.
Sanders said the board of education and the district’s incoming superintendent, Christopher Leone, will begin a search for a new principal.