Newark Catholic High School principal asked to resign

The Newark Advocates reports that Beth Hill was a director for 24 years. The announcement comes after a comprehensive review of high school culture and leadership.

NEWARK, Ohio – The principal of Newark Catholic High School is stepping down.

According to a letter sent to teachers and staff on Friday, Beth Hill was asked to resign by Catholic Schools Superintendent Adam Dufault.

A spokesperson for the diocese told 10TV that the announcement comes after a comprehensive review of high school culture and leadership. The spokesperson said the results determined that change was needed and the first step was to bring in new leadership.

Dufault has announced that Tonya Hawk will become Acting Principal and Ryan Aiello has been appointed Acting Deputy Principal for the remainder of the 2021-22 school year.

“I am confident in their proven leadership ability, their love for the Catholic community of Newark and their dedication to your students,” he said.

Dufault also announced that a committee will be formed in January to conduct primary research.

Hill graduated from Newark Catholic in 1979. She studied history at Walsh College and received her Masters in Sports Administration from Kent State University.

Newark Advocate Reports that before becoming principal in 1997, Hill was a teacher, head coach of volleyball and assistant director of athletics in high school.

Hill was inducted into the Newark and Ohio Catholic Volleyball Coaching Association Hall of Fame. She has also been active on the board of directors of the Ohio High School Athletic Association and the Central District Athletic Board.

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