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Board of education faces yet another loss of staff

Board of education faces yet another loss of staff

The Grosse Pointe Public School Board has taken a hit in the past year with meetings lasting until 3 a.m., public discourse and numerous losses to its staff. It’s most recent hit: the loss of the Human Resources Director, Nicole Pilgrim.

Pilgrim has held her position for around eight years, starting in 2016 at the base level cabinet and working her way up to Executive Director of HR in 2023. The position has brought her both difficult struggles and great rewards.

“Working in HR, you learn so much about staff and what they are experiencing,” Pilgrim said. “We know about every illness, every loss, every triumph. When I can help a staff member through a difficult time, that’s when all of the hard work is worth it.”

Pilgrim’s contract was set to expire at the end of June 2024. Unfortunately, the Board of Education had not renewed the contracts of Executive Directors, forcing Pilgrim to make the tough decision to look at other positions. She was extended the offer of a Vice President of HR role and made the bittersweet decision to resign.

“This position is vital to the success of our staff, and I have an abundance of knowledge to assist in this transition,” Pilgrim said. “I will help as long as the district needs it.”

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Audrey MacGillis '25, Copy Editor
Second-year staffer, Audrey MacGillis ’25 spends her time doing various activities. Outside of school, she is a hardworking competitive swimmer for South, Grosse Pointe Gators, and the Grosse Pointe Park Mutants in the summer. In her free time, she listens to music or enjoys reading. Her favorite artists are Taylor Swift and Phoebe Bridgers, who she even got to meet. “Now that were back into the school routine, I’m excited to be able to post stories and have fun writing again,” MacGillis said. Alongside her fun activities, she is excited to be a copy editor for the first time. “I love Journalism because it gets me outside of my box and I’m able to talk to a lot of new people,” MacGillis said.

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