Newark Charter Names Golder As Head Of School

Newark Charter School, Delaware’s highest-performing Kindergarten through 12th Grade public school, is appointing veteran Delaware education leader Sam Golder as its new Head of School. Golder will begin his tenure in late June 2023. 

“Newark Charter School has a documented history of success, a fabulous staff, and supportive families. As the community here grows and the school’s popularity continues, it is truly an amazing time to join the Patriot team,” said Golder. He continued, “It’s a unique opportunity to work with families for 13 years, ultimately watching students walk across the graduation stage. I’m incredibly grateful for the trust the Board of Directors has in appointing me to lead a community that means so much to them.” 

Golder was hired after a months-long, nationwide search that drew input from all corners of the school community. 

“Sam is a tremendous leader with a passion for education. During his visits throughout the interview process, we immediately saw how engaged he became in the community. We know Sam’s vision, strategic thinking, and extensive experience in school operations will bring Newark Charter School to new heights,” said Ed Klima, Newark Charter School Board President.

Currently, Golder serves as the Senior Director of Teaching and Learning at the Red Clay Consolidated School District in Wilmington, Delaware. Before this role, he served as the district’s Director of School Operations. Throughout his 25-year career in education, Golder has also served as principal, vice principal, teacher, and coach for schools across the Mid-Atlantic. 

Golder received his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Maryland and his Master of Education from Loyola College.

Newark Charter School (NCS) is a K-12 Delaware public charter school serving over 3,000 students in the greater Newark region. The mission of NCS is to promote high levels of student effort, achievement, and decorum by providing continuous, engaging, and rigorous academic challenges grounded in a sequential core of common knowledge.

Source: Press Release