South Orange, New Jersey: The principal of Arts High School in Newark is leaving the Newark Public Schools system for the South Orange Maplewood School District (SOMSD). According to the 2015-2016 SOMSD calendar, Lynn Irby-Jackson is the new principal of South Orange Middle School on North Ridgewood Road. Irby-Jackson became the principal of Arts High School in 2011 after working for the Newark Public Schools for nearly 20 years, according to The New York Times. The former South Orange Middle School principal, Joseph Uglialoro, left SOMSD to become the principal of a middle school in Morris Township, Morris County. In addition, Catherine McDonough, an assistant principal at South Orange Middle School, will retire on April 1st, 2016, according to SOMSD records. McDonough has worked for SOMSD for 25 years.
Irby-Jackson attended SOMSD schools as a child and graduated from Columbia High School.
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