Just three months into the school year, Bridges Preparatory School has decided to "part ways" with head of school Bob Cook -- the charter school's second head of school in as many years.
The state-sponsored school announced the change in leadership in a release sent out at 7 p.m. Tuesday.
Cook, who was named the permanent head of school in June after having the interim position for six months, will have his last day Dec. 19.
Josefina Blanc, who has served as Bridges communications director since opening last school year, will take over as the interim executive director for the remainder of the year, the release said. Kay Keeler, a longtime Beaufort County educator and principal, will serve as Interim Head of School at Bridges Preparatory School when Cook leaves.
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No specific reason for Cook's departure was provided.
"With a growing enrollment, a strong facilities plan and a recent assessment of our strengths and needs, we realized that we needed to alter our course to meet our goals and the needs of our students and their families," Bridges Prep Chairman John Payne said in the release.
"Our Needs Assessment clearly identified areas we need to strengthen, and chief among those was our internal leadership," added Eve Miller, treasurer for the Board of Directors.
Bridges Prep serves students in kindergarten through sixth grade, but will add additional grades each year.