Jennifer Thomas, the remaining half of 's music teaching staff, recently announced her resignation.
, Thomas' departure leaves D159 without any teachers in the music department.
Thomas and Maffia were responsible for all band, choir and music classes in the district, traveling between buildings throughout the day to complete their schedules. Superintendent Steve Stein said that Thomas' resignation was not a surprise, and that she is leaving to pursue a doctorate in music education.
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