Deon Williams has announced her resignation as principal of Rizzuto Elementary School. Williams shared the news with the Rizzuto faculty and staff at their campus meeting on Aug. 13 and has prepared a letter to send to the parents of Rizzuto students.
"Some of you may realize that I have experienced some health issues this year, and I have appreciated the support of the Rizzuto staff and families," Williams explained in the letter. "Upon the advice of my doctor, and after much consideration and discussion with my family, I have decided that I must focus on my health at this time."
Williams expressed her appreciation for the opportunity to remain in the district, working on a more limited schedule, to help students and teachers in improving mathematics performance.
"Although I regret that I will not be at Rizzuto on a daily basis, I am thrilled that I will remain in La Porte ISD and will continue to work with our children and families," she said.
Williams was named principal at Rizzuto in June 2011 after serving as assistant principal at Bayshore Elementary for two years and at College Park Elementary for three years. She began her educational career in La Porte ISD and also has served in various instructional roles at Lomax and College Park elementary schools.
With Williams' resignation, assistant principal Deanna Narcisse will become the acting principal. Veronica de Leon, former La Porte Junior High School teacher who has served as intern principal at both Bayshore Elementary and La Porte Junior High, will move to Rizzuto as assistant principal.
"We are appreciative of Mrs. Williams' commitment to La Porte ISD and are happy that she will continue to serve the students and families of our district," said Lloyd W. Graham, LPISD superintendent of schools. "Mrs. Narcisse is an experienced campus administrator who is excited about the opportunity to lead the Rizzuto team, and she and Mrs. Williams are working closely to ensure a smooth transition to the 2012-13 school year."