Roxboro Elementary Principal Tara Grove will resign from her position at the end of this school year, Cleveland Heights-University Heights School District announced Tuesday.
Grove wrote that she would be moving her family to Columbus, where her husband has commuted for work for a year and a half.
“I am saddened beyond words to leave the Roxboro community after five wonderful years. The students have brought me joy each and every day. The staff is incomparable and I will never forget my time with them all. I have learned so much from our amazing group of educators, parents, and students. I will never be able to fully express my gratitude to the parents and families of Roxboro for everything they have done for our students and staff over the years and for helping make my time at here so meaningful and special.”
Grove worked in the school district for 11 years: six years teaching at Oxford Elementary and five as the Roxboro principal.
“Tara is an exceptional leader and we will all be very sorry to see her go,” said CH-UH Superintendent Douglas Heuer. “She has built Roxboro into one of the premier elementary schools in the region and the school’s record of excellence will continue."
He added that the district will begin searching for a new principal immediately.