Another Revere administrator resigns

Richfield Elementary School Principal Anthony Stretar has resigned to become superintendent of Black River schools in Ashland County.

The Black River Board of Education approved Stretar’s hiring in mid-June. The Black River board began to seek a superintendent in March following the retirement of Chris Clark, who held the job for 10 years. Stretar’s three-year contract will begin on Aug. 1 and run through July 31, 2027. His base salary will be $110,000.

Like Clark, Stretar is a Black River alumnus, having graduated from the high school in 2002. Stretar came to Revere as assistant principal of the middle school seven years ago. He became principal of Richfield Elementary on Aug. 1, 2020, when he replaced Julie Gulley. Before coming to Revere, Stretar was an elementary school principal in the Waterloo School District in Portage County.

Stretar is the third administrator to leave the Revere system this year. Superintendent Michael Tefs submitted his resignation in January, effective July 31. Revere High School Principal Andrew Peltz left in May to become superintendent of the Wellington School District in Portage County.

Peltz, Stretar and Revere Middle School Principal Bill Conley were among the 30-plus candidates to replace Tefs as superintendent. Conley made the short list of three before Dan White, superintendent of the Keystone Local School District was selected by the Revere board. ∞