Globe — After one year as the principal of Globe High School, Dr. Tim Richard turned in his resignation last week. Richard has accepted a position with Mesa Public Schools.
This news came on the heels of GHS Assistant Principal Rob Bueche leaving the district to become principal at Miami High School. Richard served as an administrator at Florence High School for three years before becoming the GHS principal.
He brought Bueche with him from Florence; Bueche was a teacher and department chair of social studies at Florence.
Richard cited philosophical differences with Gary Jennex, who the Globe School Board recently hired to be superintendent, as a major reason for deciding to leave Globe.
“I wanted to stay in Globe for a long time,” Richard told the Silver Belt in a telephone interview Monday. “But the school board chose a different direction with the new superintendent, and I decided it was best for me to step aside and let them do their thing.”
Richard had nothing but positive things to say about his time in Globe and about the students he worked with.
“I loved the kids and I loved being in Globe,” Richard said. “They were probably the best kids I’ve ever worked with. Globe is a great town with a wonderful tradition and history. I would have loved to stay, but it wasn’t in the cards.”
Meanwhile, at MHS, Bueche hopes to continue the success he and Richard had in Globe.
“It’s sad to see Tim leave this community,” Bueche said. “We talked at great length about doing great things at both schools.”
A call to Globe School Board president Frankie DalMolin had not been returned as of press time.