After just one year as principal, . with his reasons for the decision. Shortly after, the district placed the following release from Superintendent Bob Slotterback on its website:
RHS Principal Joshua Fuchs Resigns:
On Tuesday afternoon, May 15, 2012, Joshua Fuchs, Principal at Richfield High School, announced his resignation. With the district for just one year, Fuchs emerged from a strong pool of candidates and a process which included interviews with a representative team (including teachers, parents and administrators) and with Superintendent Slotterback.
Fuchs came to Richfield Public Schools from Oakland Technical High School, which is considered the most improved and most popular high school in Oakland due to demonstrated academic success. One Oakland administrator describes Joshua as is in tune with the community and aware of concerns and needs that support sustainable change. That played out in Richfield as well. Joshua has built strong community relationships and will be missed.
In Mr. Fuchs' letter of resignation, he questions whether Richfield is the right match for him. Fuchs states, "This year has been a tremendous amount of learning through the course of the year and I have enjoyed my time in the Richfield community. I wish the Richfield community the best in their continued pursuit of excellence. I look forward to seeing the progress that Richfield makes in the future. I hope that where ever my next leadership position is that I will be able to continue to collaborate with the school district and the community."
Superintendent, Robert Slotterback, continues to admire Mr. Fuchs' unwavering commitment to students. "My primary goal is to empower students with the ability and excitement to learn about new things, deepen understandings and apply critical thinking, which leads to interesting and challenging conversations and refinement of their belief systems," states Fuchs. "While Fuchs' tenure was shorter than anticipated, we have learned much from his presence," adds Superintendent Slotterback.
Richfield Patch will update readers if and when more information or insight becomes available.