After 25 years in the Hopewell School District, High School principal Mike Allison has announced his retirement.
Allison released a statement that had a lot of retrospective and heartfelt thanks to plenty of people.
“The time has come, and the difficult decision has been made to start a new chapter in my life. July 31 will be my last workday. I will not be returning for the school year. I will be having a minor surgery, using vacation time, and retiring. Trust me, much prayer, thought and many tears were part of making this choice. I know that this decision is right for me and my family, both personally and professionally, and I look forward to seeing what the future will hold,” said Allison.
“Our students, our alumni, and this community have enriched my life in ways I could never describe adequately. Our staff and parents were supportive and worked with us to make HHS a better place to teach and learn. Parents- thank you for sharing your children with me! I am certainly a better person because of our relationships. And to our community, coaches, boosters, businesses, supporters, you have all added value and financial support wherever it was needed. The continuous work you all do has been vital to the ongoing success of all of our Viking programs, sports and activities. I am not neglecting the school staff as I already addressed them directly in a similar letter.”
Allison ended his letter by saying- “It always is and always will be a great day to be a Viking!”
At this time, no official announcement has been made as to Allison’s successor.
Best of luck Mr. Allison and thank you for all you did over the last 25 years for the Hopewell community.