The Huntington Board of Education appointed Jarrett Stein as the district's Director of School Safety and Alternative Education Programs during a special meeting on Wednesday.
Stein takes on this role after serving as acting principal of Woodhull Intermediate School last year and will be working out of Huntington High School.
Stein said while it saddens him to leave Woodhull and the students and parents he grew close to, it is "exciting to take on new responsibilities and challenges."
In his new role, Stein will be working closely with members of the security staff as well as fellow administrators, teachers and students. Additionally, he will be managing the alternative and after school high school program. One of his main responsibilities will be to assist in the development and implementation of the district-wide school safety plan.
While the new post encompasses many of Stein's professional interests, he said leaving Woodhull won't be easy. "The Woodhull school community is a special one and I will always be grateful for the way the students, parents, faculty and staff welcomed me last year," Stein said. "It's a great school and one which the community can be proud of."
With this move, Mary Stokkers, former principal of Jack Abrams Intermediate School, will be taking over as principal of Woodhull Intermediate School.