Hadley resigns as Pekin Principal

Pekin 6-12 Principal Tim Hadley has resigned from his position effective at the end of the 2018 school year, announcing his decision during a school board meeting on Monday, Jan. 8.

“Each year I reflect at the beginning of the year,” Hadley said in his blog. “For the past several years I have been using a process called One Word to help guide my reflection. This year as I reflected I felt compelled to look at my why’. I took the time to look at my beginning in education. 

“I began my journey with the intent to connect with students. As an administrator, I have been beyond blessed by a top-notch staff, a supportive school board, great students and a community that recognizes the value in a commitment to education. What I have missed is the personal connection with students and staff as everyday tasks consume my ‘why’.”

Hadley went on to explain that while he is resigning, his desire is to continue to remain on the Pekin staff “at some level” to “discern the next steps” in his life. He is open to any role possible, including a return to the classroom. Hadley began his career at Pekin in 2008 as a history teacher, accepting the position of 6-12 Principal in 2014. 

Please view the January 9 edition of The News-Review for the full story.