MHS asst. principal Loomans takes D.C. Everest job
By Adam Hocking
MARSHFIELD — Marshfield High School (MHS) Assistant Principal Trena Loomans confirmed to Hub City Times late Tuesday afternoon that she will be accepting a position as the assistant principal at D.C. Everest Middle School.
Loomans sent an email to staff Tuesday afternoon alerting them of her decision, and she also informed School District Superintendent Dee Wells. Loomans said she signed her new contract with D.C. Everest on Tuesday.
The recently completed school year was Loomans’ first in Marshfield. She said the move to D.C. Everest was made in part because of “family developments,” about which she would not go into detail.
“I know the timing is horrible with everything else that’s going on, but family has to come first,” Loomans said.
When asked about her relationship with the school board and school district administration, specifically Wells, Loomans said, “What I feel comfortable commenting about is that I am very grateful and honored to have the experience to work with the people that I did, and she (Wells) was part of that.”
The school board and district administration have been criticized both on social media and at a recent school board meeting, particularly in the wake of the departure of MHS principal Steve Sukawaty. Loomans said the departure of Sukawaty, who recently announced his resignation, was difficult.
“I think any time your leader, your principal leaves for any reason, regardless of why, it is disheartening,” Loomans said. “But it was much more complicated than that. … There were other circumstances involved with this decision (to take the D.C. Everest position).”
Prior to coming to Marshfield, Loomans was a high school counselor in Stevens Point as well as the principal of the summer school program there.
“I can say it was a great pleasure getting to know all of the staff at Marshfield High School. They are one of the most caring, resilient, dedicated staff I’ve met. I was just happy to be able to get to know them and help support the students and staff for the short time I was there,” Loomans said.
Loomans’ last day at MHS will be June 30.