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Ozee named interim director at GCS after principal resigns

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By Deb Hurley Brobst

Tina Ozee has been named the interim director of Georgetown Community School after principal Doug Hesbol resigned last week effective immediately. Ozee has been the school's administrative assistant.

The circumstances of his departure from the public charter school have not been disclosed, and parents and students were informed last Friday.

The GCS school board made the announcement after a closed meeting with Ozee on Tuesday night. The board also said it would create a plan to search for and hire a permanent director or principal. Board members promised that staff, parents and the community would be involved in the search.

In his resignation letter, Hesbol stated: “I am deeply appreciative of the opportunity I had to help educate students at Georgetown Community School.” 

Tully Gibbons, president of the school board, commented: “As the president of the board, I am grateful for all of the positive contributions Dr. H made in his time at the school. The students will surely miss him.”

According to a news release from the school, several staff members committed to taking on more responsibilities during the transition. 

Hesbol was hired in January as the interim principal after principal Sharon Warren resigned from the school effective Dec. 31, 2017. He was given a permanent contract for the 2018-19 school year.

In October at a joint meeting between the Clear Creek school board and the GCS school board, Hesbol said he was pleased with accomplishments that had been made at the school since January. Those included hosting a town hall meeting for the community and a school fundraiser at the Hotel de Paris Museum, starting a curriculum review, installing security doors at school entrances, and upgrading technology at the school.