Katie Schumann, who has served as the principal of Lincoln Elementary School in Brookfield for the past eight years, announced her resignation last week in a message to parents.

On May 22, the Lyons-Brookfield School District 103 Board of Education voted to accept Schumann’s resignation as part of the school board’s consent agenda. 

Schumann did not give a reason for her resignation to either District 103 Superintendent Carol Baker or Lincoln School parents. Asked for comment on her decision by the Landmark, Schumann’s emailed response was, “No thank you.”

“It’s a shame that she’s leaving,” said Krystal Steiner, the vice-president of the Lincoln School PTA. “She was a good principal. We didn’t always agree.”

Steiner said she thought Schumann did a better job with the paperwork part of the job than she did dealing with parents. 

“I think she was a good principal for the kids,” Steiner said. “She did a good job of keeping it [stable]. When all the adults around them were causing chaos, the kids didn’t know it was happening.”

Baker also said that she was disappointed that Schumann was leaving.

“I’m sad to see her go,” Baker said. “I wish her the best of luck in whatever new endeavor she’s going into.”

Schumann was one of 13 administrators who had received a new one year contracts and raises in April.

Schumann has worked for District 103 for 11 years, starting out as an assistant principal at Lincoln School and George Washington Middle School.