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Carrie Brennan, Executive Director and Co-Founder of CITY Center for Collaborative Learning, shares news of her departure at the end of the 2018-2019 school year.

Dear Members of the CITY Community – Students, Parents, Alumni, Staff, Board, Community Partners & Supporters,

At the end of this school year, I will join ranks with the graduating class of 2019 and head out for my next adventure. I have accepted a leadership position at Thetford Academy in Thetford, Vermont, that begins in July. It won’t be easy to leave this organization I have called home for 16 years and say goodbye to the wonderful community and schools we have created together.

I love my job and our work together and had no plans to leave Tucson or CITY; however, this is a unique opportunity for my family and me that I couldn’t let pass by. My connection to Thetford Academy dates back to the earliest years of my career. I visited the school as an undergrad, my husband student taught there, and a mentor/friend served as the Head of School from 1991-2010.

I am confident that our organization is in good hands to lead us through this transition period and into the future. We are fortunate to have strong leadership – at both the board and staff levels – to ensure an effective transition. I will work closely with them in coming months to do my part in setting up a smooth passing of the baton, and I am grateful for the extra effort this will require of all involved. [Read Board Chair Jonathan Martin’s message to the community.]

Change is exciting – and yet so bittersweet too.

My commitment to CITY for almost two decades has been the most important chapter of my professional life. I am so proud of our work together and what we have accomplished – and so proud of all that we do for kids every day. I have learned so much about being a teacher, leader, and mentor from all of you.

Thank you,