RFH Names New Vice Principal

December 9th, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — October 17, 2013
Stephen Sarles Appointed 
 Vice Principal of RFH
Began His Career at RFH,
Was “Teacher of the Year” at RBR
Rumson — In 1998, Stephen Sarles began his high school teaching career providing part-time instruction in Latin at Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School and at Red Bank Regional High School.
He moved on to other assignments, including a full-time position at RBR where he was honored as “Teacher of Year” in 2005 and became the school’s first Coordinator of Baccalaureate Studies.
But RFH stayed in his mind as a great place to work.
“I had a tremendous experience at RFH and it was a great way to begin my teaching career,” said Sarles. “I learned numerous lessons from the staff and from my supervisor that helped me become successful as an educator.”
Sarles will soon be traveling full circle by returning to RFH in the role of Vice Principal.
His appointment was approved by the RFH Board of Education on October 1. He is expected to assume his duties in late November or early December, filling the vacancy created when Chris Lanzalotto became the school’s Director of Athletics and Student Activities.
Sarles has three years of administrative experience, having served as Supervisor of World Cultures in the Ocean Township School District. In this position, he oversaw the World Language Department for grades one through 12 and the Social Studies Department for Grades six through 12.
After graduating from Somerville High School in Somerset County, Sarles attended the University of Missouri and completed a double major in Classical Archaeology and Latin.
He earned his Master of Arts degree in Classical Archaeology at Florida State University. While at FSU he worked on two archaeological excavations — at Cetamura in Italy and at the Agora in Athens, Greece — and also began his teaching career as an instructor in Classical Mythology and Roman Archaeology.
At RBR, Sarles provided instruction in all levels of Latin as well as AP Art History, Classical Mythology, and Greek and Roman Art and Archaeology.
“I am truly excited to be returning to RFH,” said Sarles. “So many people speak highly of RFH to me, which indicates that even though many of the names and faces have changed it is still providing the same positive experience that I enjoyed 15 years ago.”
Sarles, who graduated from Somerville High School in Somerset County, has been a Monmouth County resident for the past 15 years and currently resides in West Long Branch.
Mary Ann Kampfe, RFHRHS Public Relations
mkampfe@rumsonfairhaven.org or 908-347-8885