Marion Cross School principal Bill Hammond will retire at the end of the 2018-2019 school year. No official announcement announcement is out. Mr. Hammond confirmed he plans to step down, in an email, also indicating that most parents already know. Mr. Hammond was named Norwich Citizen of the Year for 2017 by the Norwich Women’s Club.
The Norwich School Board established a Principal Search Committee at its June 6 meeting, in order “to replace the irreplaceable”, in the words of Chair Tom Candon. Two community members will be included on the committee. The time line is for the the committee to be up and running by September and for three finalists to be selected by January or February.