By Elizabeth F. McNamara
Two months after celebrating his 10-year anniversary as superintendent for East Greenwich schools, Victor Mercurio announced his resignation Friday, effective late December. He has accepted a full-time professorship in the educational leadership doctoral program at Johnson & Wales University, to begin in January.
“This past July marked the end of ten years as superintendent of the East Greenwich Schools, and my thirtieth in K-12 public education, and I have thoroughly enjoyed serving as your superintendent,” Mercurio wrote in a letter that went out to the school community Friday afternoon. “It is my hope that my time here has been helpful and supportive to you in some way and that I have been able to give back to you even a modicum of what you have given to me as an educator and, more importantly, as a person.”
School Committee Chairwoman Carolyn Mark, who will be responsible for leading the search for a new superintendent, offered this statement:
“Dr. Mercurio has been a dedicated servant leader in the EG schools for over a decade. He has seen our district through uncharted waters, and has served with grace, humility, humor, wit and wisdom. He has always understood that excellence in education is a journey, not a destination, and I am grateful for all that he has done to support our students, families, administrators, faculty and staff in creating the amazing school community that we have today. I wish him all the best in his new endeavors.”
Read Mercurio’s full letter here: Resignation Letter.