Former Gig Harbor High School Principal Ted Strong, who led the school for nearly three years, is no longer with the Peninsula School District.
Strong’s resignation was accepted by the Peninsula School Board on Oct. 11, according to acting Superintendent Chuck Cuzzetto.
Earlier this year, Strong, 42, was placed on leave following an arrest in March for suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol. He had started a new administrative job with the Peninsula School District on July 2.
Strong was arrested again July 7 after he was involved in a single-car rollover accident just after 5:30 p.m. that day on Fox Island.
Shortly after his second arrest, Strong told The News Tribune he realized he needed to deal with his disease and stated he would seek inpatient treatment for alcoholism with his family’s support.
Cuzzetto said Strong was on paid administrative leave at the time of his resignation.
Cuzzetto said he’s glad to have some closure on the incident.
“We’ve been dealing with this all summer long,” he said. “We hope things work out for the best for him.”