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Lourdes principal resigns, cites personal reasons


ROCHESTER, Minn. (KTTC) -- Rochester Catholic Schools has released a statement after the principal of Rochester's Lourdes High School submitted a letter of resignation Thursday.

Suzanne Lagerwaard had served the past year at Lourdes, and it has been marked by some turmoil.

The firing of a theology teacher in January created a protest movement inside Lourdes, and one parent estimates that up to a dozen teachers and staff have left since Lagerwaard took over.

Rochester Catholic Schools released a statement this morning that Lagerwaard is leaving for personal reasons.

The statement also said RCS is "searching for a qualified candidate immediately so as to make for a smooth transition over the summer months and into next school year."

A call to Lagerwaard has not been returned.

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