The principal of TUSD’s largest high school has announced plans to step down at the end of the school year.

Tucson High Magnet School Principal Clarice Clash shared in an email to her staff on Wednesday that she would be pursuing other “professional career choices ...  in the district.”

Clash has not secured another position in the district, said Cara Rene, a TUSD spokeswoman. Rather, she wanted to give her staff advance notice so that she could put her name in for jobs that are expected to open up.

“Tucson High is a wonderful high school where I have had the pleasure of serving as principal and working with all of you,” Clash wrote. “As we all grow in our profession, new opportunities present themselves.”

Clash has worked for the Tucson Unified School District for nearly 12 years. She served as director of high school leadership before she was unanimously appointed principal of Tucson High in 2012, where she earns more than $106,000 a year.

While it is unclear who will succeed her, Clash said she would help with the transition.

Tucson High, 400 N. Second Ave., is home to more than 3,000 students.

Contact reporter Alexis Huicochea at or 573-4175. On Twitter @AlexisHuicochea

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