Forti to leave Oceanside
Rockland — Oceanside High School East Principal Tom Forti has announced his plans to retire.
Forti submitted a resignation letter April 9 to Regional School Unit 13 Interim Superintendent Michael Wilhelm.
His last day is July 31.
"It has been a pleasure to work with so many wonderful students, families, and colleagues during my 10 years here and I am thankful for the opportunity," he wrote in the letter.
Forti was named as principal of then-Rockland District High School by the School Administrative District 5 board in April 2008. He replaced Michael Gundel, who retired after 18 years. Forti came to work at RDHS in the summer of 2004 after serving as the chairman of the physical education department at an independent school in Brooklyn Heights, N.Y. He worked as both an assistant principal and athletic director before becoming full-time assistant principal in 2006.
He has not returned requests for comment.
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