First female chief executive of high school resigns
Less than two years after she became the first female chief executive of St. Augustine High School, Dr. Karen S. Collins has resigned.
Collins was appointed to the position in 2011 after the Catholic order that operates the school removed Father John Raphael and assigned him to a new position in Baltimore. Raphael left in a dispute over coroporal punishment.
No reason was given for Collins' resignation.
The school released a brief statement confirming that Collins had resigned and expressing gratitude for her "service and dedication to this institution."
"Through this transition, we will continue to move forward in fulfillment of our mission to our students to be the training ground for leadership through academic excellence, moral values, Christian responsibility and reasonable, consistent discipline," officials said.