VALPARAISO — Valparaiso High School Principal Reid Amones resigned suddenly Monday morning, according to Ric Frataccia, superintendent of Valparaiso Community Schools.
"He wants to pursue some personal and professional (endeavors)," Frataccia said.
Frataccia said the first he heard of the resignation was Monday morning, and it was effective immediately.
Repeated attempts to reach Amones Monday morning at his home were unsuccessful.
The resignation came less than two weeks after the school's football coach, Dave Coyle, resigned amid unrest dating back to an Oct. 13 game against Lake Central and subsequent problems resulting in numerous players walking out on practices.
Frataccia said the two resignations do not appear to be related.
"Not to my knowledge," he said.
Frataccia said he also knew nothing about the possibility of another upcoming resignation.
Amones has served as principal at the school for the past six years after having served as associate principal for two years prior, Frataccia said.
Associate Principal Veronica Tobon will take over as interim principal, and Frataccia said he too will be spending a lot more time at the high school.
"Right now, we just need to maintain what we have," he said.
The principal's position will eventually be posted as part of the search for a full-time replacement for Amones, Frataccia said.
Before working in Valparaiso, Amones had served as the principal at George Rogers Clark Middle/High School in Hammond.
Amones also worked as an advance placement and math teacher at Portage Township Schools, according to his Facebook page.
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