Superintendent reflects on her resignation

Dr. Ann Bonitatibus has resigned from her position as CVUSD superintendent. Her resignation was caused by a change in her “life circumstances.” Bonitatibus has shifted her focus to “some personal needs that balance out (her) professional passions.”

During Bonatitibus’s two year tenure, she has added many improvements to the district including hiring more counselors, providing more homeschooling opportunities, adding sports teams, growing the social media platform and adding technological improvements.

The board is seeking an interim superintendent for the 2017-18 school year, and the last three board meetings were dedicated to discussing the issue. Information on this can be found on the CVUSD website.

Patricia Phelps, CVUSD School Board member, said, “When the Board searched for a new superintendent, we hoped to find someone who would bring a fresh perspective to CVUSD, someone who could recognize and celebrate our strengths, but would also be willing to identify and tackle the areas where improvement was needed.”

Bonitatibus feels “confident that our board members will find a talented leader who embodies their vision and values.”

Both Phelps and board member Betsy Connolly have many kind words for Bonitatibus as she prepares to terminate her role as superintendent.

“Her integrity and her dedication to students have been an inspiration,” Phelps stated.

Connolly feels certain that Bonitatibus’s leadership will have a resounding impact on the district in the coming years. Connolly feels “grateful for her dedication to students and families and for the wealth of experience she brought to us.”

Bonitatibus will continue her work as an educator as the new principal of Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology in Fairfax County, Virginia. Bonitatibus notes her love and appreciation to the CVUSD community. “I look forward to CVUSD carrying forward its fine reputation as a choice destination for education,” she said.

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