The outgoing principal of North Carroll High School, Kim Dolch, was honored by Hampstead Mayor Chris Nevin in a ceremony held at the school before students and school staff on Friday, the final day of the school year, according to a news release from the Town of Hampstead.
Dolch has been named director of high schools for Carroll County Public Schools and leaves the post after 13 years, the release said.
According to the release, Nevin said during the ceremony: "This being the last day of school affords us the opportunity to recognize Mrs. Dolch who as we all know is leaving us for a new challenge at the central office. This school and our Town will be hard pressed to replace her. Having had the opportunity to watch Mrs. Dolch in action, I can see that she understands the mind, body and soul of her students. While stressing education, she also gets the fact that there is more to developing students then just class work. I have watched and admired how present she was in the many school events and the encouragement she offered everyone."
To recognize her contributions, Nevin presented Dolch with a "Key to Hampstead" plaque and issued a proclamation naming June 12 "Kim Dolch Day" in the town.
"The highest compliment one can offer to someone at the end of their tenure is that they are leaving a place in better shape than they found it — Kim has done just that and though we will miss her, we wish her all the best in her future endeavors," Nevins said in the release.