Last week, someone alerted me to a job posting for Newark Memorial High School in which district officials appeared to be looking for an Interim Principal instead of a permanent principal, which had previously been advertised.
I placed a call to district Human Resources director Tim Erwin last week, but he was on vacation until today. In a phone message this afternoon, Erwin confirms the district is indeed looking for an interim principal for the 2009-2010 school year. He said the district interviewed a few candidates for a permanent position but didn’t like any of them enough to give them the job. Instead, the district has opted to seek a temporary principal for the 2009-2010 year, and then do a more thorough job search in the Spring with the hopes of naming permanent principal in July 2010.
If you recall, former Newark Memorial High principal Connie Spinnato did not give her notice of resignation until June, just a few weeks before the end of the school year. Ideally, a job search would have begun far before that, officials have said in the past.