Fremont Principal will leave after 28 years

Fremont High Principal Daniel Hurst has announced that he will not be returning next year.

Hurst gave the news to teachers and staff on May 8 during an emergency meeting after school.

It is uncertain who the new principal will be or if the school district will choose someone to fill the spot until a permanent replacement can be found.

Hurst started working at Fremont as a volunteer while he was a student at University of California, Berkeley. He then began working at Fremont as an English teacher for 13 years, and was later promoted to principal of College Preparatory Academy of Architecture, one of the three small schools on the Fremont campus,  which he did for eight years.

Consequently, it is not surprising that he is “going to miss Fremont very much.”

“I gave a lot of myself to this place and school community … and I am proud to have been given the privilege to work here,” said Hurst.

When asked why he will be leaving, Hurst said, “I’ve been here for 28 years, and I think it’s time for me to find new challenges. This school is ready to take a giant leap forward and new administration will begin to catalyze that.”

Last year, Hurst started off as a transitional principal over the three small schools – Media Academy, Mandela and CPAA.