Wilmington Middle School Principal Amy Gerade Resigns

WILMINGTON, MA – Wilmington Middle School Principal Amy Gerade announced Monday that she has resigned due to health reasons.

Gerade sent the following email to parents:

Dear WMS Families –

As you are aware I have been out of the building over the last month attending to some medical issues that were cardiac in nature. It is with great sadness that I wanted to reach out to inform you that, under the advice of my medical team, I have given my resignation to Superintendent Benton.

I came to this position hoping that I could positively contribute to this dynamic community. I have appreciated the opportunity to have meaningful conversations about what is best for students at Wilmington Middle School.

We have 866 tremendously hard working students and 110 committed staff members. At the end of the day while I am an educator, my job as both a wife to my husband Ben and mom to Jack and Tessa must come first. Thank you for welcoming me into your community and I wish you all the very best.

Most Sincerely,


Gerade was selected as Wilmington Middle School Principal in March 2015 and began her tenure in July 2015, after Interim Principal Ralph Olsen completed his one year of service.

Gerade came to Wilmington from Beverly, where she was an Assistant Principal for four years.  Prior to that, she spent three years as a Social Studies teacher at Lawrence High, including a stint as Acting Interim Assistant Principal, where she was also the senior class advisor, volleyball coach, and Model UN team coach.  Gerade received her Bachelor’s from Ohio State and a Master’s In Education from UMass Amherst.

Interim Superintendent Joanne Benton tells Wilmington Apple that the Interim Middle School position will be posted internally for two weeks to see if any current employees may be the right match.

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