Dr. Albert Monillas announced his resignation as Head of School at Sacred Heart High School in Vineland Thursday afternoon.

In a release submitted to the media, Monillas said the resignation was due to civil harassment lawsuits filed by Monillas’ two former employees when he was superintendent of the Camden County Vocational and Technical School.

“All parties concurred that it would be impossible for Monillas to continue to effectively serve the Sacred Heart community,” the statement read.

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Monillas was named to the position in June. He was also a former superintendent of the Cape May County Vocational School.

“We are grateful for Dr. Monillas’ contributions,” said Monsignor John Burton, rector of the high school. “However, with the well-being of the school our priority concern as always, I’ve accepted Dr. Monillas’ resignation.”

Current Sacred Heart Board of Limited Jurisdiction Vice Chair, and former Vineland Public School Superintendent Charles “Chalky” Ottinger will assume the duties of Head of School until a permanent replacement is hired, the release said.

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