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June 15, 2014

Newfane saying good bye to high school principal

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NEWFANE — Newfane High School principal Thomas Stack is leaving the Newfane school district at the end of the month to become principal of Maryvale High School in Cheektowaga.

The move will allow Stack, who has served as NHS principal since 2011, to work closer to his wife, Lisa, who is a school counselor at Iroquois Central School.

“It's a position which will allow more stability for me and my growing family,” Stack said.

The Stacks have two boys, 4-year-old Cameron and baby Colin.

The new position will be a transition for Stack. Maryvale, located in a suburb of Buffalo, serves a student population of over 700, while Newfane has about 600 students.

“I'm sure there will be some challenges adjusting to the new district, just as you'd adjust to any new job,” Stack said, adding that the Maryvale School District has been very welcoming since the school board passed a resolution June 9 to give him the position.

Asked what he'll miss most about the Newfane School District, Stack said, “Everything under the sun.”

“The other administrators are fantastic, the faculty is strong, and the students in many ways I consider to be an extension of my own family. Everyone will be sorely missed.”

The Newfane school board is currently working on a job announcement for the open principal position at the high school, interim district superintendent Michael Wendt said.

Wendt said he is also putting together a timeline that incorporates advertising, interviewing and selecting candidates for the position.

“Mr. Stack has done an outstanding job as principal of Newfane High. The positive impact he has had on our high school will have a lasting impact well into the future,” Wendt said. “I am confident that Maryvale High will experience many great things with Mr. Stack as one of their educational leaders.”

Contact reporter Kaley Lynch at 439-9222, ext. 6245, or tweet to @Lynchie17

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