A man who has served for nearly two years as the Middle School Principal in Atlantic has tendered his resignation, effective at the end of the school year. The Board of Education accepted the resignation of Cam Smith during their work session Monday night, in Atlantic. Superintendent Dr. Mike Amstein told KJAN News he received Smth’s resignation last Friday, and while he’s sad to see him go, he thinks Smith has done an exemplary job as Middle School Principal in Atlantic.
He points to the implementation of the PBIS, or Positive Behavior Interventions Support program, which was introduced over the past year, as an example. PBIS is a comprehensive plan includes a range of intervention strategies designed to prevent the problem behavior while teaching socially appropriate alternative behaviors. Amstein says Smith’s replacement will hopefully continue with the program and build on its positive results.
His successor will also have a challenge in staying within the budget, and continue to strive and improve student achievement. Smith is leaving Atlantic, for a Middle School Principal’s position at MOC-Floyd Valley, which puts him closer to his family. Amstein said it’s hard to fault someone for wanting to do that. Smith’s last day with the Atlantic Community School District, will be June 30th.
Cam Smith was hired by the district in April 2011. He previously was employed by the Garner-Hayfield School District, where he served as the K-through 8th Grade Principal and Athletic Director. Smith succeeded AMS Principal Todd Roecker, who retired from the district.