Dear Orchestra Parents and Students:
I write to you this afternoon to share some news with you that is both joyful and saddening. I have decided to resign my position in Highland, and have accepted the position of Orchestra Teacher at Chesterton High School. While I am excited about my new adventure, I am very sad to leave my Highland family behind. Sixteen years is a long time to be in one school system, and I cherish the friendships and relationships I have developed with all of you.
I implore you to keep the Highland orchestra program strong. I don't know who will follow in my footsteps, but I trust that you will show him/her the same love and support you have shown me these many years. Keep making music!