A meeting will be held at Donlon Elementary School tonight to brief parents and student guardians on plans to replace principal Lynnette Chirrick, who announced Thursday that she has quit her position for a job at the city of Alameda's Unified School District.
The meeting will be held at the Donlon library, 4150 Dorman Road on Monday at 5:30 p.m.
Chirrick has been the principal at Donlon since 2013. She previously worked in the Ceres Unified School District, has served as an elementary vice principal and has taught second and third grade.
Chirrick announced the career move in a newsletter to Donlon students' families.
"While I am excited to be working closer to my home, I will sincerely miss working with all of you and your children," she wrote in the newsletter.
During Chirrick's tenure, Donlon Elementary was named a 2014 California Distinguished School, an honor bestowed upon schools that show academic excellence and demonstrate gains in narrowing the achievement gap.
Donlon has had a some principal turnover in the past few years. Chirrick was the school's fifth principal since 2009.