By Tia Lecorchick staff writer
The Morgan County Board of Education (BOE) unanimously accepted Morgan County Middle School Principal Lydia Norburg’s resignation on Feb. 10.
Norburg has been the MCMS principal for two years and will finish out the rest of this school year.
Superintendent Ralph Bennett regrets losing Norburg, but wishes her the best for the future.
“Mrs. Norburg has been a highly effective principal during her tenure. Her primary charge was to address climate and culture at the middle school. She has nurtured the growth of a positive and professional climate. She has been the leader in developing a culture focused on student performance. We certainly would have loved for her to continue this work, but respect her desire to pursue a writing career and to spend more time with her family,” said Bennett.
Norburg is leaving MCMS to retire early and begin a new chapter in her life.
“I am blessed to be able to afford to retire a little early and devote what I hope is the second half of my life to pursuing other passions…writing, spending more time with family, and checking some things off on my bucket list,” wrote Norburg in her letter of resignation to the BOE.
“I value the experience and relationships these last two years at MCMS…I hope in some small way I have given back to the community which nurtured me for the first 18 years of my life,” wrote Norburg.
Norburg wrote that she plans to stay in Madison, remain active in her church and in the community, and to be a strong advocate for the Morgan County Charter School System. “Rest assured I will complete this school year with the same attention to detail as I would if I were returning,” said Norburg.