Western principal submits resignation

Laura Main

Laura Main

NAUGATUCK — Western Elementary School Principal Laura Main will resign after this school year.

Newtown resident Main tendered her resignation during a special Board of Education meeting April 24.

Board of Education Chairman David Heller said Main did not give a reason for her resignation.

“I’m not aware of any issues. I was surprised to hear about that tonight,” said Heller about Main’s resignation.

Main was a math specialist at East School in New Canaan before she was hired as principal at Western in June 2013. She replaced former Principal Melissa Cooney, who took the position as principal at Cross Street Intermediate School.

Main will remain at the school until the end of the year, Heller said. The board will seek a replacement for her after that.

A message left with Main seeking for comment was not returned as of this post.

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