PUYALLUP, Wash. -- The popular former principal at Rogers HighSchool says internal politics lead to his resignation.

I'm okay with leaving, I really am, Scott Brittain told KING 5News in an exclusive interview Thursday. I'm not interested in fighting with adults, I'm interested in leading kids.

Brittain was suspended last week after an internal investigation claimed he was insubordinate, and mishandled funds by teaching a chemistry class and escorting the school's choir on a trip to San Francisco. He later resignedover what he says was leadership style.

It wasn't about trying to do anything behind closed doors, or do something different, he said, it was about providing opportunities for kids.

Brittain says he's now staying out of it, instead focusing on his accomplishments at Rogers High School, such as helping to raise the graduation rate from 70 percent to 90 percent.

Time to move on, he said. I'm in a great place.

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