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Maryknoll School President Perry Martin announces resignation

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                                Maryknoll School President Perry Martin announced Wednesday that he will become president of a Catholic school on the mainland.

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    Maryknoll School President Perry Martin announced Wednesday that he will become president of a Catholic school on the mainland.

Maryknoll School President Perry Martin will leave the school on June 30.

He will leave the school to become president of a Catholic school on the mainland. Martin made the announcement in a news release Wednesday on the Catholic school’s website.

The announcement comes just two weeks after the unwed director of the middle school, Michelle Gabriel, was dismissed in late January while being eight months pregnant.

On Feb. 12, supporters of Gabriel held a protest against her dismissal in front of Mary­knoll High School.

Martin’s announcement also comes less than a week after Maryknoll’s boys’ basketball team repeated as state champions.

“After over a decade at Maryknoll School, I decided to explore the opportunity to help another school advance in status, as I have had the privilege to assist with at Maryknoll, and will begin this new journey in July 2020,” Martin said. “Please know that coming to this decision of leaving Mary­knoll to lead another school was a months-long process and was made with careful thought and consideration.”

A message from the Rev. EJ Resinto and board chairman Peter Fong thanked Martin for his 12 years of service.

“From day one, Perry hit the ground running, working side by side with employees to embrace a growth mindset that provided our faculty, teachers, and students with the tools and insight to see themselves as innovative leaders, able to solve problems or overcome challenges,” the school’s news release said.

“Several mahalo events” will be held for Martin over the next few months, scool officials said.

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