Naples High School Principal Justin Stuck resigned Dec. 4 and the superintendent has been filling in.
Naples High School will have an interim principal beginning Jan. 4 while the search for a new principal takes place following the resignation of Justin Stuck. Stuck, who became principal in July 2014, resigned effective Dec. 4 citing more time with family and pursuing other professional opportunities as reason for leaving.
On Wednesday, the NCS Board of Education acted on the resignation. Ralph Undercoffler was appointed interim principal from Jan 4 through the end of the school year. A former Canandaigua Middle School principal, Undercoffler retired from Canandaigua at the end of 2009-2010 school year and has held a variety of interim administrative positions in Canandaigua, Honeoye, Red Jacket, and Victor.
Stuck will be compensated at his regular salary rate until April 1, 2016. He was hired in 2014 at a salary of $84,000 and appointed to a three-year probationary position, on track for a tenure appointment.
Naples Superintendent Matt Frahm, who has been acting principal since Dec. 7, said Stuck “is a terrific person and a fine educator.”
“He puts kids first,” Frahm said. “We wish him the best in all of his future endeavors, and we thank him for his service to our students and our community.”
Stuck came to Naples from the Webster Central School District where he was a secondary math teacher, a lead teacher in the district’s Math Department and a trainer of New Teacher Technology. During summers, Stuck had been a summer school assistant principal for Monroe No.1 BOCES. He is married with two young children.
In a statement regarding the search for a new principal, Frahm said the district “will begin meeting with many stakeholder groups to help identify the most important qualities in the next High School Principal.”
“The District is committed to making this a thoughtful process in order to ensure that a committed leader is selected who is focused on improving outcomes for all students in the community,” stated Frahm.