Fruitland School District has hired western Oregon resident Marci Haro to become Fruitland High School’s next principal.
District officials say the school board approved Haro’s selection at a May 21 special meeting of the board.
Haro’s first official day with the Fruitland district is July 31. Currently she is principal of Crow Middle/High School outside of Eugene, Oregon. Fruitland School District Superintendent Teresa Fabricius added that Haro has previous administrative experience with the North Bend School District in Oregon, and Highline School District in Seattle.
“We are so excited to have Marci Haro as principal of Fruitland High School,” wrote Fabricius in an email. She continued, “We were fortunate to have a strong and talented pool of candidates, and the hiring committee felt strongly that Marci was an excellent fit for FHS. She brings a strong background in educational leadership experience, having served as administrator at schools of varied sizes and settings. Marci and her husband look forward to moving here, as they have a lot of family in the area. I know the Fruitland community and our neighbors in the western Treasure Valley will welcome them.”
Fabricius has been serving as FHS principal on an interim basis. Former principal Mike Fitch, who was placed on administrative leave in November, formally resigned in April.
On Feb. 25, Fitch entered pleas of not guilty in Payette County Magistrate Court to two counts of sexual battery and one count of soliciting for prostitution, all of which are misdemeanors. The case venue has since been moved to Canyon County.