Ann Arbor administrators shuffled after Carpenter Elementary principal is placed on leave
An Ann Arbor principal has been placed on administrative leave until further notice, district officials said Tuesday. Administrators from Scarlett Middle School will be shuffled to help address the temporary gap in leadership.
Assistant Superintendent of Elementary Education Dawn Linden sent an email to parents at Carpenter earlier today explaining the situation.
"Beginning today, March 12, Principal Davis will be out on leave," Linden wrote. "We ask for your understanding that due to employee confidentiality, we cannot share details or comment further about the leave. In an effort to ensure support for the high quality education already underway at Carpenter, we have asked Mr. Ed Broom to step in as acting principal."
Broom is being placed temporarily at Carpenter from Scarlett Middle School, where he has served as assistant principal for the past seven years. Linden's email said he has an Educational Specialist Degree in administration and more than 23 years of teaching and leadership experience in education.
Jaye Peterson, a physical education teacher at Scarlett, will serve as acting assistant principal in Broom's absence, Margolis said. Peterson has served temporarily in this position before and is "well prepared to assume the administrative duties working with (Scarlett Principal Gerald) Vazquez," Margolis said in an email to Scarlett parents.