Ryan Hull resigned as interim director of the Cannon Beach Academy to focus on his family business, according to a statement from the school.

Hull is the owner and operator of Dreams and Discoveries in Cannon Beach.

“We appreciate the amount of work Ryan has done for our organization and wish him well on his future endeavors,” the academy stated.

Board president Kellye Dewey said in early Octoberthe academy will begin the process of hiring a school director after its charter is approved by the Seaside School District.

In March, the school district withdrew its conditional approval for Cannon Beach Academy to open this fall. After a now-canceled appeal to the state, the charter school’s board members are preparing for next fall by working with the district and maintaining local support.

Hull has been involved with Cannon Beach Academy since May 2013 as a committee member, board member, board president and interim executive director. Working with the organization was “rewarding and also an extraordinary commitment,” he wrote in a letter to the board.

“It is now time for me to focus on the reason my family came to Cannon Beach and that is our family business,” Hull wrote. “Thank you for the opportunity to work together to achieve the goal of a public charter school in Cannon Beach. You have the determination and desire to see this school to the finish line. I look forward to seeing Cougar pride once again in Cannon Beach when the school opens in the fall of 2017.”


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