Dr. Mary Wilcynski will retire June 2013

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Dr. Mary Wilcynski, principal,- "Absolutely not, it's not going to solve the issues of gun control and mental health issues, arming teachers is not, in my opinion, the way to go about that."

Darcey Altschwager

After 17 years, Dr. Mary Wilcynski, Kennedy High School principal, has decided to retire from the Cedar Rapids Community School District in June 2013. All staff members assembled in the auditorium yesterday after classes dismissed to hear the unexpected announcement. Shock and sadness filled the room but at the same time staff members were very supportive in Wilcynski’s decision.

Wilcynski has decided to retire because she feels that she is at the right age to still pursue other interests. She went back and forth on her decision for many months and decided that the end of this school year was the best time for her to retire.

“It was a really hard decision because I do love what I do and I think it is better for you to leave before your should than after you should,” Wilcynski said.