Robin Munsell, principal of Harvest Park Middle School, announced last week that she would be resigning from her post at the end of the school year.
In an email to school families, the principal of just under two years touted her time at the school, looked forward to upcoming changes at Harvest Park and said she would work with the Pleasanton Unified School District to ensure a smooth transition.
"This was not an easy decision to make," Munsell wrote. "I have enjoyed my time here at Harvest Park and continue to be impressed by the dedication of the staff and the support of the parents and families. Harvest Park is an amazing community, and it has been a privilege to be part of such an incredible school."
Munsell's email did not elaborate on why she was leaving Harvest Park. She did not respond to the Weekly's requests for comment regarding her reasons for resigning.
Her email to families continued: "There are many exciting opportunities at HP that will have a positive impact on learning, including our student device roll out and our FLEX period. I will continue to plan and prepare for next school year, so that my successor and the school is prepared for the exciting things coming."
District spokesman Patrick Gannon said the district had begun the search process for a new Harvest Park principal, specifically by "engagement with the Harvest Park community," he said.
Results and input gathered from the engagement process would be used to find a new principal, he said.
Munsell was named principal in fall 2016 after the recently appointed principal Ethan Cheever abruptly resigned three months into his tenure.
She was the sixth principal in a little over a year for Harvest Park, after former principal of five years Ken Rocha was promoted to director of education for the district's elementary and middle schools, leading to a series of interim principals, before the district landed on Cheever -- Munsell had been the runner-up candidate for the job during Cheever's recruitment.
Prior to Harvest Park, Munsell spent four years as assistant principal at San Ramon's Gale Ranch Middle School.