CLARKDALE - After serving over 13 years as superintendent, Kathleen Fleenor is saying goodbye to the Clarkdale-Jerome School District at month's end. Current Principal Scott Jacobson will take-over her position beginning January 2016.
"Education and the success of children in school and the success of teachers has always been my passion. Watching children succeed and grow along with the growth of teachers provides the greatest satisfaction possible," said Fleenor.
Fleenor came to Clarkdale-Jerome after serving 15 years in the Crane School District in Yuma, where she held the positions of Principal and District Administrator.
"My length of time here in Clarkdale-Jerome has been a direct result of the success of the students, the strong support from our community and having a great Governing Board that has kept their primary focus on what is best for students and our district," she said.
"It has been fun and also a great adventure through the years," said Fleenor. "I am proud of what we have been able to accomplish and honored that I have been able to help build a strong school district and work with such great community members."
She and her husband David Wondrash live in Clarkdale and have four children and ten grandchildren.