Rosemont principal Ana Brining dresses up as the Cat in the Hat for the school's annual Dr. Seuss celebration in 2011.

Rosemont principal Ana Brining dresses up as the Cat in the Hat for the school’s annual Dr. Seuss celebration in 2011.

Popular Rosemont Elementary School principal Ana Brining learned this week that the Dallas Independent School District will not renew her contract.

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That means Brining, a 22-year employee of the district, effectively is fired after the end of the school year.

The Dallas Morning News reports that Brining received a rating of “Proficient I” after her review with district superintendent Mike Miles. That’s right in the middle of his eight-level scale: Unsatisfactory; Progressing I, II, III; Proficient I, II, III; and Exemplary.

Some parents believe Brining’s dismissal is in retaliation for the school’s activism against excessive testing.

DISD trustee Eric Cowan, whose daughter is a student at Rosemont, told the Dallas Morning News: “She is the reason we have a strong parental engagement at Rosemont. It’s all on her. She has done it.”

Cowan says he will ask DISD administration specifically why Brining’s contract is not being renewed.