A word from our Principal
It gives me great pleasure to introduce myself as your Principal of American History High School. Although, I am new to the American History High School family, I have been with Newark Public Schools for more than 25 years as a student and educator. My journey with Newark Public Schools began with kindergarten at McKinley Elementary School. Upon graduating from college, I began my career as an educator at University High School as an English Language Arts teacher. In 2008, I was promoted to Department Chairperson to serve the students at Malcolm X Shabazz High School. My tenure at Malcolm X Shabazz High School included a promotion to Vice Principal and to Chief Innovation Officer. I am prepared, and excited to continue this journey serving as your Principal to guide you on your path to success.
In preparation for your journey, it is imperative you are Present, Prepared and Focused every day when you arrive to school on time. At American History High School, the Institute of Social Justice and Democracy, we are unique in our purpose to serve as social activist to challenge the injustices of society. As scholars of American History High School, I trust that you will strive to meet our standard of excellence by earning high grade point averages, achieving perfect attendance and behaving respectfully toward all members of the school community.
“FLY HIGH AS ALL EAGLES DO!”
Allison R. De Vaughn
American History High School