Principal Ross Medlar Retires
After 34 years as an educator, Bergenfield High School Principal Ross Medlar
will have plenty of time for the bicycling and kayaking that he enjoys.
Medlar's retirement was announced at the April 18th meeting of the Board
Of Education. The Principal of Bergenfield High School since 1990, Medlar
also coached both the boys and girls tennis teams at the school. Reflecting
on his decade as principal, Medlar said he was "very pleased with the success
of the teachers I have hired." Medlar said that he has hired or promoted
60 staff members at the high school. He said he also takes pride
in the writing project, which is now in its 3rd year. He said the
project is a graduation writing requirement and that this year's juniors
will have to complete it by January 2001. He explained that the students
have to write a 60 page report, similar to a thesis relating to careers.
This project "also satisfies a state requirement and gives them insight
into various career opportunities."
His resignation takes effect after the end of the current school year
and there was no immediate comment from the board about his successor.