Wednesday, May 14, 2008

B-CC principal to leave school, position on July 1

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Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School Principal Sean Bulson will leave the school effective July 1 to take an administrative position with Montgomery County Public Schools.

Bulson was appointed Director of School Performance for the Northwest, Poolesville, Quince Orchard and Seneca Valley clusters at Tuesday’s school board meeting.

‘‘B-CC will be losing a real visionary,” said Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School Assistant Principal Karen Lockard. ‘‘Sean Bulson is a man who’s been able to see very clearly what students needed and had the strength and skills to put that vision in action.”

Bulson has been at Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School for nine years, and has been principal for four, according to a letter Bulson prepared to send to students and parents on Tuesday.

He was appointed to his principal position in 2004, after serving as assistant principal since 2001. Earlier in his career Bulson was an ESOL teacher at both B-CC and Albert Einstein high schools.

He received his bachelor’s degree from The American University in Washington, D.C., in 1991 and his master’s degree in education from Marymount College in Arlington, Va., in 1995.

‘‘While I am excited about the opportunity to serve more students and be a support to the exceptional schools within those clusters, it is with great sadness that I leave Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School,” Bulson said in the letter.

Bulson was not available for comment Tuesday.

The letter continued to say that in the coming days community Superintendent Frank Stetson would send a letter to B-CC parents explaining the process for choosing a new principal.

Staff Writer Marcus Moore contributed to this report