Manhattan High School principal Terry McCarty has resigned, effective at the end of the school year. McCarty told his intentions at a MHS faculty meeting Wednesday afternoon, indicating that he planned to pursue a doctorate degree in order to become a school superintendent.
McCarty has been the principal for the past 10 years and spent a previous six years as an assistant principal at MHS.
Any resignation has to be officially accepted by the USD 383 school board. The next school board meeting is Wednesday, Dec. 19.
Supt. Bob Shannon said in a statement that he appreciated McCarty’s tenure as an MHS administrator.
“Terry’s commitment to student learning and each student’s success in their high school experience has been a great asset to Manhattan High School,” Shannon said. “I have enjoyed working with Terry as both his supervisor and colleague throughout the past 8 years and wish him the very best in his next professional position in school administration.”