CFHS principal resigns
Central Falls High School Principal Sonn Sam has left the school, citing family and personal reasons. In a written statement, district officials thanked Sam for his help with their effort to turn around the school, which has been named one of the lowest performing in the state.
“We wish Mr. Sam and his family well and want to thank Sonn for his important contributions to our transformation effort,” said Deputy Superintendent for Transformation Victor Capellan. “We are mindful that the transformation work must continue and know that this restructuring will allow us to continue on our path, without disrupting the progress that has already been made.”
Central Falls school officials say Sam’s Co-Principal Evelyn Jones will remain in her post, though some restructuring of the administrative staff is likely. At this point, they are not talking about hiring a new co-principal.
One staff member described the faculty’s response as “relieved.” The employee, who asked to remain anonymous, said Sam was escorted out of the school building several weeks ago, and faculty were informed of his resignation this morning.
Update: Central Falls officials say this account of Sam’s departure is patently untrue. They say Sam was never escorted from the building, and left of his own accord to handle a serious family crisis. Sam has been on leave for a little more than a month. District officials say his departure has nothing to do with job performance.