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Fenger's star principal resigns

Fenger Academy High School Principal Elizabeth Dozier has resigned from her post, according to Chicago Public Schools.

“We thank Liz Dozier for more than a decade of service to the district and to the students of Christian Fenger High School,” Jesse Ruiz, interim CPS CEO said in a statement. “Her leadership has helped to shift the culture at Fenger during some of the school’s most critical times, and her commitment to community engagement and improving student outcomes is admirable.”

The Roseland school’s seniors are graduating Thursday evening, CPS spokesman Bill McCaffrey said.

Dozier, who led the school since 2009, was featured on CNN’s “Chicagoland.”

She was depicted as a warm and constant presence at the beleaguered school — patrolling the school’s hallways and surrounding neighborhood, counseling a problem student with “tough love” or using her contacts to get a culinary novice into an acclaimed restaurant.

Dozier could not be immediately reached Thursday.

She will work until July to help with the transition, CPS officials said.