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West Orange Board of Education Approves Oscar Guerrero as New Principal of West Orange High School

WEST ORANGE, NJ -  Oscar Guerrero, a West Orange resident and current principal of Memorial High School in West New York, NJ, was approved as the new principal of West Orange High School during the Board of Education meeting on Sept. 19. Guerrero will take the reins beginning Nov. 20 as current Principal Hayden Moores assumes the position of Assistant Superintendent of Schools.



Interim Superintendent Dr. Lauren Schoen distributed a release on Sept. 20.

"At the September 19th West Orange Board of Education meeting, the Board unanimously voted to appoint Mr. Oscar Guerrero, a proud West Orange resident, as our new high school principal.  

Mr. Guerrero began his career in education as a Social Studies teacher at Kearny High School, where he also served as the Head Football Coach. He then moved on to a position in the West New York Public Schools in 2010. This included positions as a Social Studies Teacher, Elementary Assistant Principal, and most recently, for the past three years, as Principal of Memorial High School, which has a student body of more than 2,000 students. 

Mr. Guerrero is a graduate of Saint Peter’s College with a Masters in Administration & Supervision. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in History / Sociology / African Studies from Lehigh University, where he was also a Division I scholar-athlete on their football team.

He has been described as a compassionate, knowledgeable, and humble educational leader who places his focus on fostering an equitable and accessible environment where everyone, no matter their identity or their circumstances, can belong, be inspired and can ultimately thrive.

While we are very grateful for Mr. Moore's steadfast leadership over the years at the high school, it is with great enthusiasm that we welcome Mr. Guerrero to our outstanding district. We anticipate Mr. Guerrero's first day with us will be November 20, 2022," Dr. Schoen concluded.

"I accept this proud honor of serving as your next principal of West Orange High School," began Guerrero. He went on to thank the board, Dr. Schoen, and Hayden Moore for their support. He acknowledged his wife Jessica and two of his four children, who attend Redwood School.

"My family and I moved to this great community because it does pride itself on its diversity," he continued.

"I'm honored. I'm proud. I can't wait to get to work with you and our amazing staff at WOHS. Go Mountaineers!" he said.


Hayden Moore and Oscar Guererro.






Cynthia Cumming
Sept. 20, 2022