Dr. Susanne Scott, Ed.D., Principal of Hoover Elementary School, will retire at the end of the 2011-2012 school year, after eight years in that role. She moved to Palo Alto from Pennsylvania in 1991 and was first hired as a Reading Specialist, and then as a 5th-grade teacher at Palo Verde Elementary School.
From 2001 to 2005 Dr. Scott served as a Literacy Resource Teacher on Special Assignment (TOSA) for the District and as Literacy Summer School Principal for two years. She was appointed Interim Principal at Hoover for the 2004-2005 school year and became the permanent principal the following year.
In a letter to the Hoover community, Scott wrote: “Throughout my tenure as a teacher at Palo Verde, as a District TOSA and Principal at Hoover School, it has been my honor to work with dedicated colleagues, amazing students and a wonderfully supportive parent community. Having the opportunity to see the world through the eyes of young learners and to experience the true joy of discovery, as it unfolds each day across our classrooms, has been the best of all possible careers.”
Superintendent Kevin Skelly commented: “Dr. Scott has been a superb principal and a leader of leaders in the Palo Alto Unified School District. The Hoover community and District colleagues will sorely miss her leadership, passion for
educational excellence and wise counsel.”
The process for finding a replacement for Dr. Scott will take place this spring.