WESTFIELD, NJ — Mabel Hunyh, who has served as acting an assistant principal at Westfield High School since the fall, was officially appointed to the position of assistant principal by the board of education Tuesday night.

Under the direction of Principal Dr. Derrick Nelson, the school conducted a thorough search, according to Superintendent Dr. Margaret Dolan.

“Mabel was able to set herself apart from the others based on her first-hand knowledge of the inner workings of Westfield High School,” Dolan said. “She was also able to showcase her ability to work with a multitude of stakeholders to produce positive outcomes for students.”

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A graduate of Rutgers University, Hunyh taught her field of study, chemistry, there for 14 years. In 2009, she earned her Master’s in Educational Leadership from Thomas Edison University.

“When I started teaching at Westfield High School 15 years ago as a chemistry teacher, I didn’t think that I would be serving Westfield as an assistant principal today,” Hunyh said. “But that’s how Westfield has an effect on everyone. It does not only educate students so that they can be successful and be better, it also inspires and supports and provides opportunities for staff to improve and grow. I treasure every moment at Westfield High School.”