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Shane Dehn named Marion HS principal after Ganster takes job in Newark

Shane Dehn has been named interim principal at Marion Junior-Senior High School. Dehn’s appointment was confirmed by the Board of Education at its regular meeting on Monday, Sept. 21, 2020.

Dehn has served as assistant principal for grades Kindergarten through 12 since joining the District in January 2018.


“The District is fortunate to have the leadership qualities of Mr. Shane Dehn ready to step in as the interim principal of the Junior-Senior High School,” Marion Superintendent of Schools Don Bavis said.  “As the K-12 assistant principal for us, he has demonstrated outstanding problem-solving skills, as well as the ability to form relationships with people of all ages and backgrounds.

“Mr. Dehn truly embodies the district core value that students are at the heart of what we do.  It wasn’t a hard decision to make.”

Dehn received his bachelor’s degree from SUNY Geneseo and earned his advanced certificate in leadership at SUNY Oswego.


“Since coming here, I have just fallen in love with the District,” Dehn said. “You have that small-town feel and all that comes with that, but we have mega capacity with academics, the arts and athletics. As the incoming interim Junior-Senior High School principal, I see so many opportunities for our students to pursue their passions.”

Dehn begins his new duties on Monday, Oct. 5.  He succeeds Nicholas Ganster, who was named high school principal in Newark last week.

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