The principal of Woodland Elementary has been removed from her position while Fulton County officials investigate “unprofessional behavior.”

Susan Hale, a spokesperson for Fulton County Schools, said effective April 18, Ruth Baskerville was no longer principal of Woodland Elementary School in Sandy Springs.

Hale said April 21 that Baskerville has chosen to retire.

“Rather than being released at the end of the school year, she’s going to retire,” Hale said. “I understand she already has 42 years of service so retirement is a very viable option.”

Hale estimated that an investigation should be completed by the end of the week.

“There have been allegations of a pattern of unprofessional behavior,” Hale said. “There’s enough information that we are able to remove her as principal.”

Hale would not comment on why Baskerville was removed as principal.

“Beyond that there’s not much I can say because it’s a personnel issue,” Hale said.

Baskerville has been principal at Woodland Elementary School since 2007. Cheryl Williams, who recently retired from Mimosa Elementary in Roswell,  will serve as interim principal until the end of the school year.