NEWARK - Mark Fullen, principal of Liberty Union High School, will be recommended for the same position at Newark High School at 5:30 p.m. today during Newark's board meeting at the Administrative Service Center.
"Obviously I'm pretty excited," Fullen
said."It's a great opportunity."Superintendent Keith Richards said Fullen will be a good addition to the administrative team.
...Fullen was a teacher at Westland High School in Galloway for 13 years before moving to Liberty Union as a principal and assistant principal for nearly 10 years.
is about one-fourth the size of Newark, while Westland is of comparable size, Fullen
"I certainly have some experience teaching in a large-school environment," he
issues to address as principal, Fullen
said graduation rate and school climate are important.But he
wants to meet and talk with staff at the school before pinpointing specific goals for the school year."I don't think that any principal or leader sets goals without talking to those involved," he said.Fullen
appreciated the interview process, which included a committee of staff and community members."I really commend Newark High School for the process that was used to find a principal," he said.
Richards said the school now has the advantage of having both Horgan and Fullen