Former Maricopa High School Principal Renita Myers

Renita Myers, the Maricopa High School Principal on leave since September, resigned in October, district officials said Friday.

Myers’ effective resignation date was originally listed on district documents as Oct. 3, the same day Maricopa Wells Middle School Assistant Principal Mallory Miller resigned.

Superintendent Steve Chestnut later said Myers’ resignation date was Oct. 23, nearly a month after reportedly taking a leave-of-absence on Sept. 25.

District officials will not comment on the reason for Myers’ leave. She spent 11 years in the district as a teacher and administrator at MHS and Desert Wind Middle School.

In August, the district transferred Miller from Maricopa High School to Maricopa Wells Middle School not long after the start of the school year for undisclosed reasons.

MHS Assistant Principal Heidi Vratil stepped in for Myers until Oct. 6.

MWMS Principal Rick Abel has assumed the role of acting principal at MHS since Oct. 16, when students returned from fall break.

Considering Myers resignation, Chestnut said the district will publish a press release regarding the future positions for Abel and Thad Miller Friday afternoon.


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