East High principals named

ROCHESTER — Two principals were recently named at the new East High School, which will be run by the University of Rochester beginning in the 2015-16 school year.

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Shaun Nelms, the school’s deputy superintendent, announced the leadership team in a March 16 university press release. Marlene Blocker, founding principal of the Rochester Early College International High School, will become principal for East High’s lower school, overseeing sixth through ninth grades. Anibal Soler, the school’s current principal, will serve as principal of the upper school covering grades 10-12.

Both principals will support the ninth-grade academy, which is part of the university’s reconfiguration of the school.

Blocker received the James E. Allen Award by the School Administrators Association of New York in 2013 and the 2014 Distinguished Educational Leadership Award from St. John Fisher College. Soler has been at East High since 2009 and was recognized as a White House Champion of Change last year.

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