Cassopolis superintendent Angela Piazza resigns

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Cassopolis High School (Caleb Steensma/Spartan Newsroom)

 CASSOPOLIS – The Cassopolis Public Schools system will have a new leader  this school year. 

On July 26, the Cassopolis Board of Education accepted Angela Piazza’s request for resignation from her position as the school’s superintendent. 

Piazza had been superintendent of Cassopolis for four years and just finished the first year of her five-year extension. 

The resignation comes after months of questioning and push back from parents and community members about Piazza’s running of the school system.  

While under Piazza’s leadership, Cassopolis switched from traditional common core learning to the project-based new tech learning system. 

Piazza brought the new tech system from Goshen Public Schools where she was previously the assistant superintendent before going to Cassopolis. 

“Thank you for your decision to accept the resignation,” said Cassopolis parent Kim True to Cassopolis School Board. “You just restored a lot of hope in this school system.”

The school board appointed Cassopolis graduate Brooke Brawley as the school’s interim superintendent until the board can find a new superintendent. 

Brawley was a teacher for several years at Cassopolis and has served as curriculum director of Cassopolis the last two school years. 

Board President Deb Deubner talked about how the board doesn’t have a timeline for Piazza’s replacement but has full confidence in the board appointing a new superintendent. 

“I have complete confidence in the leadership team we have and their ability to guide us in the new school year,” said Deubner.

Piazza declined to comment. 

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