2 School Principals Leaving
Principals in two of Georgetown’s public schools will be stepping down at the end of the school year.
Dana Nerenberg, the principal of Hyde-Addison Elementary school, announced that she will be stepping down as principal after eight years of service to the school at 3219 O St., NW.
In a recent letter sent out to Hyde-Addison families and community, Nerenberg expressed her gratitude for the time she spent at Hyde-Addison.
“During this time, I have had the opportunity to form relationships with your children and families, work with amazing teachers and staff, and lead the development of a learning community for children and adults,” Nerenberg said.
Nerenberg also applauded Hyde-Addison Elementary School staff for the consistent effort that they put to work every day.
“We have a truly exceptional staff,” Nerenberg said. “A living and rigorous curriculum, a clear vision, mission and charge, and plenty of work to do in service of our amazing students.”
Nerenberg said that she will be leaving the city to join her fiancé in Portland, Oreg.
Rory Pullens, 56, principal of Duke Ellington School of the Arts, has announced his departure to Los Angeles, where he will be the head of a performing arts school for the Los Angeles Unified School District, the nation’s second largest school system.
Pullens has served as head of Ellington since late 2006, when he came to D.C. from the Denver School of the Arts where he first designed the elementary-level arts school for the public school system. Ellington is located at 3500 R St., NW.
It has been revealed to the L.A. Times that Pullens will receive a salary of $147,086 on a one-year contract plus $10,000 moving allowance.
Previously, Pullens had accepted the job in Los Angeles twice, but backed out later. One time due to a family crisis, and the second time Ellington managed to retain him to stay.
According to the job description, Pullens will direct the entire arts program for the school “to ensure increased arts ... opportunities” and to integrate arts into instruction.”