"This community and especially the children in it have a special place in my heart," she said in a district newsletter. "The only thing that would pull me from this beloved community is my own family. ... I will miss the students and community greatly but know they are in good hands with the amazing staff of CCRMS. It has been an honor and a privilege to be able to serve you and your children all of these years. Thank you for trusting me with them."
In July, Kemp will move to Ventura County to live with her mother, she said in the newsletter.
Before becoming the principal of the middle school, Kemp served as principal at Los Robles-Ronald McNair Academy, then Belle Haven Elementary School, according to her LinkedIn page. Before that, she worked for the Redwood City Elementary School District in administrative roles.
The San Mateo County Office of Education named her "San Mateo County Secondary Teacher of the Year" in 2014.
The Ravenswood City School District governing board approved the job description for the principal role at a Thursday, Feb. 9, board meeting as it begins to search for Kemp's replacement.
The compensation for the role will be between the range is $146,765 and $174,310, according to Chief Business Officer Will Eger.
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