As she approaches the end of her second year as Director of the Associated Student Body, Mrs. Cronin has made the difficult decision to resign from said role. She initially took on the role a few weeks into her second year working at MHS, two years ago, due to the sudden leave of Mr. Kozak.
As she approaches the end of her second year as Director of the Associated Student Body, Mrs. Cronin has made the difficult decision to resign from said role. She initially took on the role a few weeks into her second year working at MHS, two years ago, due to the sudden leave of Mr. Kozak. She took the disorganized team and produced some fantastic events, generating success after success with her team of student leaders. While she has always been one to shy away from praise, instead lavishing it upon her team, Mrs. Cronin has been a revolutionary figure at Maranatha.
Upon the announcement to her team a month ago, she was quick to stress that she was not leaving Maranatha on seeing their dejected faces. Mrs. Cronin shared about the reasoning behind her resignation, saying: “My primary reason for resigning is that I was hired here as an AP teacher, and so I wanted to turn my attention back to the academics. So much of my attention has been devoted to ASB, and I've done my best to elevate the team to become the best it can be. So now, it's time for me to move back to my academic role. And I'll still be around to help when I can!” Additionally, considering the eventful year she has had, it seems reasonable for her to take some time for a little rest and relaxation.
Mrs. Cronin isn't leaving the team without a captain. After a thorough search and review of a number of potential candidates, it was determined that Ms. Albright, the Algebra teacher here at MHS, would be taking over the position. And Ms. Albright was eager to share about her new position in a recent interview.
When asked about her expectations for the coming year, she said, “I am absolutely excited. It's going to be a huge job, because there's so much to it, but I have lots of confidence. It's also comforting to know that Mrs. Cronin will still be around to help me figure it all out.” She also expressed what she was most excited about for next year: “I'm looking forward to getting to know the students in a different capacity, getting to know them in a different way. I'm excited to experience all of these new activities with the students, rather than just telling them about math”.
Overall, it appears that, despite some very large shoes to fill, Ms. Albright is up for the task. With the year coming to a close, next year’s team assembled, and a new director in place, next year is promising to be an exciting and memorable one.