Jessica Cejnar / Friday, Feb. 7 @ 5 p.m. / Education

Del Norte High Needs A New Principal


As Randy Fugate steps into the principal role at the Del Norte County Office of Education, filling in for Rob Parker who is retiring, he leaves a vacancy behind at Del Norte High School.

From Del Norte Unified School District:

After seven years working as the Principal for the Del Norte County Office of Education, Rob Parker notified the COE on January 15th of his intent to retire as of June 30, 2020.  Rob has been responsible for Community, Elk Creek, and Bar-O schools, reorganizing the SARB process, coordinating career and technical education efforts with the COE, and greatly increasing graduation rates within the COE schools.  His expertise and service will be missed.

Once the intent to retire was received, the COE opened the application process for the 2020-2021 vacancy and held interviews on February 3rd and 4th.  We are pleased to announce that, after interviewing several highly qualified candidates, Randy Fugate was selected to assume the role of County Office Principal.  As a result of this move, the District will be working with stakeholders, including staff, parents, students, site administration, and the Board of Trustees, to develop a list of desired attributes, which will be incorporated into the search process for the next Principal of Del Norte High School.  We anticipate the input should be finalized by February 19th, with applications due by March 15th, with interviews to follow.  Our goal is to be able to announce the new principal before spring break.

We wish both Rob and Randy all the best in the next stage of their lives and careers. 


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