Chris Dodge, principal of the Fayston Elementary School, is leaving his job at the end of the school year.

Dodge, who has been principal for five years, is leaving to take a position as principal at the Berlin Elementary School. Dodge, who lives in Berlin, came to Fayston from that school where he was then a guidance counselor.

In a letter to Fayston families that was sent home April 14, Dodge noted that "the long drive to and from Fayston from my home in Berlin, more than an hour and a half each day, has served as a time of reflection and planning. It has also kept me in transit the equivalent of a whole day each week."

He opened the letter with a quote, "If there were no change, there would be no butterflies." "I stumbled across this quote earlier today and it's fitting for a time in my life when I am about to embark on a significant change in my journey.

Students at the school were informed of Dodge's plans earlier in the day on April 14 and went home with his letter for families.