John Tyler High School principal Shon Joseph announced his resignation earlier today and has accepted a principal position at Little Elm High School..

Joseph, who served the past two years as JT principal, said the decision was difficult but the move will allow him to be more flexible and spend more time with his family. Joseph went on to say that he will always remember John Tyler’s team of students and parents.

“There is nothing like a Friday night at Rose Stadium with the Big Blue Band and the best football team in the state. I can’t thank you enough for your support and unwavering belief in me as a leader," Joseph said in a statement released today to the school board.

During his time at John Tyler High School, Mr. Joseph was awarded the 2011-2012 Region VII High School Principal of the Year award.

“Mr. Joseph is an outstanding principal that set high academic standards for the students of John Tyler High School,” Tyler ISD Superintendent Dr. Randy Reid said. “He has served as a leader not only in the district, but also in our community. He will be greatly missed. Tyler ISD wants to thank Mr. Joseph for his dedication to the district and to John Tyler High School. We wish him all the best as he pursues a new opportunity with Little Elm ISD."