This e-mail went to Belle families yesterday. Seems that Crummel is going to set an example for her girls and keep it classy to the very end.
Subject: Thank You
April 7, 2011
Dear Belles and Belle Families,
Thank you so much for your love and support. The emails, phone messages, and text messages have been overwhelming, and I thank you for taking the time to express your support for me. I know that Mr. Kelly met with many of you this past Tuesday and promised to follow up with me soon. He and I met briefly yesterday morning after practice.
I first want to say that resigning was a tough decision on my part, and it was my decision to resign. Many of you have asked that my resignation be rescinded or that I be asked back. Legally speaking, I have submitted my resignation effective end of year. There’s no further action to be taken. Such a resignation is unilateral—it is effective when submitted.
Many want an explanation as to why I chose to resign. It is no secret that this past year was tough for all of us. I have invested all of my time and energy into this organization over the years, and the last thing I want is for there to be divisiveness affecting the program adversely. I believe that it is in the best interest of the Belles, the organization, the school, and the community for me to move on with my career at this time. I am very proud of the Belles, and I leave many fond memories behind. I look forward to continuing the many wonderful relationships I have enjoyed in my time at Highland Park. Please know that I’m ok and the Belles will be ok.
It is my greatest hope and prayer that we move forward together in a positive, united force. We need to finish out the year taking care of usual Belle business and finding a suitable replacement for me. It is my greatest wish that we do that together with integrity and grace.
With respect, love, and prayers,