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Newark HS will welcome new school principal in October

Marion Junior-Senior High School Principal since 2015, Nick Ganster has been appointed the new Principal of Newark High School.

Ganster, who was NHS Assistant Principal from 2012 until he became Principal at MJSH, will start in his new role October 5th.


He is filling the vacancy created by the August resignation of the previous principal, Tom Roote. Dr. Danielle Dehm has been serving as interim principal at NHS since August 19th.

Ganster is thrilled about his new job.

“I am very excited to be returning to Newark High School to serve the students, staff and community where I live and make deeper connections with families in our district,” he said.


“We are thrilled to have Mr. Ganster come back to work in the community in which he lives. I know he’ll give this 110%,” Superintendent Matt Cook said.

He also noted that Ganster and other finalists were interviewed by two committees made up of almost 40 members of the Newark High school community, including teachers, staff, parents, students, administrators and BOE members.

“It was a highly competitive process leading up to unanimous approval from the Board of Education at last night’s night’s meeting,” Cook added.


Ganster lives in Newark with wife, Jen and their three children, Henry, 11, a fifth grader at Kelley School; Grace, 7, a second grader at Lincoln School; and Peter, 4.

He received his Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees from SUNY Plattsburgh, and his certificate of advanced study in educational administration from SUNY Brockport.

Before coming to NHS as the Assistant Principal in September 2012, he had been the Clyde-Savannah High School Science Department Chair who taught Chemistry and Physics.

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