Harborside Middle School principal Gordon Beinstein will be leaving Milford to assume the post of principal at Western Middle School in Greenwich.

The Greenwich Board of Education announced Beinstein’s appointment on Wednesday, March 27. Beinstein intends to complete the school year here in Milford, with his resignation becoming effective on June 30.

Beinstein joined the Milford Public Schools in 2009 as principal of Harborside Middle School. Prior to his tenure in Milford, Beinstein was an assistant principal of Middlesex Middle School in Darien for six years.

Beinstein lives in Greenwich, and he said that was part of the appeal of the new job.

In a message released to his staff and parent community on Wednesday, Beinstein said, “These last four years have been incredibly rewarding for me, both personally and professionally. I could not have asked for a more supportive parent community or better kids to work with. I have thoroughly enjoyed working with the faculty and staff here in Milford. However, the pull of working with the youth in my hometown, and the opportunity to see more of my own children, grew too strong to resist. I will miss Milford and carry fond memories of the time I spent here.”

Milford schools superintendent Dr. Elizabeth Feser offered her congratulations to Beinstein upon learning the news.

“I am happy for Gordon as he begins his new post in Greenwich,” Feser said. “Mr. Beinstein has been a tremendous force in our academic improvement plan and has been instrumental in the dramatic gains seen at Harborside. Clearly, he will be missed here in Milford; Greenwich is fortunate to have him as a part of their team. I wish him all the best.”