The long-time principal of the Dillingham Elementary School will retire at the end of the school year.
The announcement that Marilyn Rosene was retiring was made shortly before last week’s School Board meeting. Superintendent Bill McLeod says it’s been a pleasure working with Rosene for the last few years.
“Since I hit the shores of Dillingham she has delight. Very professional. I’m going to miss her a lot.”
Marilyn Rosene has worked for the Dillingham City School District in several difference capacities since 1982 and she was named the Alaska Teacher of the Year in the year 2000. Several members of the Dillingham School Board spoke to the retirement decision by Rosene including Chris Napoli.
“It’s been a pleasure as a parent and a member of this community to work with Marilyn. It’s going to be a change at the Elementary School not seeing her smiling face when I walk in. All the best to you.”
Rosene has committed herself to helping the person chosen as the next Dillingham Elementary School principal transition into the job and she confirmed that she intends to stay in the Dillingham area after her retirement at the end of this school year.