Burlingame High School Principal Chris Holleran will resign at the end of the current school year, June 30, he announced Wednesday.
Holleran, who lives in Santa Rosa, cited a desire to work closer to home.
"For the last 12 years," he wrote in a prepared statement sent out yesterday, "I've worked in either Marin County or San Mateo County. It's time to reduce that commute."
Scott Laurence, San Mateo Union High School District superintendent, thanked Holleran for his years at Burlingame and noted that a process to replace him has begun.
Holleran took the helm at Burlingame in 2008 leaving a position as principal at Tamalpais High School in Mill Valley. At the time of his hiring, the district said Holleran's ability to improve a program that was already good had made him an attractive candidate for the position.