Last Friday, ARPS Michael Morris announced that Talib Sadiq has been hired as the permanent Principal of ARHS after his highly successful service in the interim role during the 2020-2021 school year. Before taking the role of Interim Principal, Mr. Sadiq was an Assistant Principal at ARHS from 2018 to 2020. Prior to that time, he served first as a counselor and then as Dean of Students at Amherst Regional Middle School beginning in 2006. During his tenure with the School District, Mr. Sadiq also served as the House Parent for the Amherst A Better Chance (ABC) Program from 2009 to 2016.
In a survey of students, families and ARHS faculty and staff, the vast majority of respondents expressed support for keeping the current leadership team in place. Support for Mr. Sadiq included comments such as “I have been impressed with Mr. Sadiq’s leadership. He is a good communicator, open-minded, approachable, and knows the school well. I would very much like him to stay on as Principal,” and “This is my 29th year at the high school. Talib is the best leader I have experienced.”
“I am thrilled that Mr. Sadiq has accepted the permanent position as Principal of ARHS,” said Superintendent Michael Morris. “The District is fortunate to have a proven leader with such expertise, who knows the ARHS community so well and has already dedicated many years to supporting our students and families.”