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Paradise Elementary Principal, Dr. Holtzapple, Retires

Happy Retirement, Dr. Holtzapple!

I hope you are all having a wonderful summer! As you know, this summer is different for me, as I will be retiring as principal of Paradise Elementary. My final day here at school will be June 30th.
 
This is definitely a bittersweet experience for me. It has been my pleasure and privilege to be a part of this wonderful, caring school community, and I leave with a full heart and so many amazing memories. Paradise is such a special place and I will be forever grateful for the opportunity to be a part of this family.
 
I am thrilled to share that Mrs. Julie Janusz will be assuming the role of principal at Paradise effective July 1. Julie is a long time friend and colleague of mine, and I couldn’t be happier that she will have the chance to join the Paradise family. Julie has been a teacher, a reading specialist, a literacy coach, and an elementary assistant principal. Most importantly, Julie has always been an advocate for children.  Julie and I have had the opportunity to work together on this transition, and I leave with the comfort of knowing that my Paradise family is in wonderfully capable and caring hands with Julie. Please help me in welcoming her to this special place.
 
As always, I thank you for all that you have done for Paradise and for me during my time here, and for the honor of being a part of something special. 
 
With gratitude,
 
Dr. Holtzapple