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Flagstaff High School Interim Principal Dave Roth Resigns After A Few Months At The School

Flagstaff High School is looking for a new principal, again. Interim principal Dave Roth submitted his resignation last month and was effective Tuesday. Roth cited personal reasons for the move. In a letter to Flagstaff High School families, FUSD superintendent Michael Penca says plans are being finalized for a new interim principal to be in place by next semester, which starts in January. Penca says he will be at Flag High daily to “provide support to the administrative team and assist with day-to-day operations of the school.” Roth took over for former principal Tony Cullen, who was “reassigned” by the district in July. Cullen later retired from the district. Cullen told the “Daily Sun” that FUSD questioned his judgement with how he handled an incident with a teacher back in January. The teacher allegedly touched himself in a sexual manner during an online class. One of the students recorded the incident and uploaded it to social media. Cullen didn’t report the incident to the district until May. He told the paper that he thought there was “nothing to report.” Cullen says he was nine months away from full pension when he retired. Roth was a principal in the past at both Coconino and Ponderosa high schools. Penca said in the letter that the district will post the job opening for a permanent principal at Flagstaff High School by early December, with an anticipated start date of July 1st of 2022.