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The Superintendent of Schools Sends Congratulations to the Orange Public School District’s Newest Principals.

The Orange Board of Education appointed Ms. Carrie Halstead as the new Principal of Orange Preparatory Academy. Ms. Halstead currently serves as Assistant Principal at Orange High School. They also appointed Mr. Salvatore Lima as the new Principal of the STEM Innovation Academy of the Oranges. Mr. Lima comes to us from Donald M. Payne Sr. School of Technology in the City of Newark, where he currently serves as the Vice Principal of STEM Innovation at that location. 

Additionally, for the SY 20-21, the following administrative changes are in effect:

  • Mr. Dana Gaines will assume the role of Principal of Oakwood Avenue Community School.
  • Ms. Denise White will be the Principal of the new Central Elementary School.
  • Dr. Erica Stewart will assume the role of Principal of the Twilight Program at Orange High School.
  • Dr. Cayce Cummins will be the Principal of our New Early Childhood Center, located at 123 Cleveland Street.

"This is great news for our district. I look forward to each of our principals leading the work at their respective buildings."                                              Gerald Fitzhugh, ll, Ed.D., Superintendent of Schools