New Ypsilanti High School Principal Justin Moore resigns before starting the job
Incoming Ypsilanti High School Principal Justin Moore has tendered his resignation before his July 1 start date.
Superintendent Dedrick Martin made the announcement at Monday night’s board meeting. Martin appointed Jerry Fouchey, a long-time counselor at East Middle School as the interim-principal. Fouchy recently took over some duties of the assistant superintendent of instructional quality, a position which has been vacant.
The board will vote on approving Fouchey at one of its July meetings.
The board voted 4-3 to approve hiring Moore at its April 26 meeting. Moore worked in Superintendent Dedrick Martin's former district, Champaign, Ill., Unit 4, as principal of Centennial High School.
Trustee Kira Berman said Tuesday the lack of full board support was among the reasons for Moore's resignation. The board was also told he had another job offer, which he accepted, and that his mother is ill.
The district will repost the position and begin looking for a new principal sometime this fall. No deadline has been set on hiring a candidate.
Martin expressed confidence Fouchey would excel in his new role.
“While we do count this as a significant loss, we are very fortunate that we do have people in our midst who can step up at this time,” he said.
Moore was hired to replace outgoing principal Jon Brown.
The district did not return phone calls or e-mails from AnnArbor.com requesting further information and comment on Tuesday.