New Principal Named For Sussex Tech HS


Sussex Tech High School is getting a new principal.

Dr. Matthew Donovan has been hired by the Sussex Vocational Technical School District and will start as principal July 1st. Donovan is currently principal of Middletown High School and has previous experience in the Caesar Rodney School District and the Indian River School District.

The current principal of Sussex Tech, Dr. John Demby, will become the district’s new Supervisor of Support Services, overseeing special education, campus climate and other areas.

“We are very pleased to have someone of Dr. Donovan’s caliber join the Sussex Tech team, bringing 25 years of education experience to this important leadership role. We’re looking forward to an exciting fall with a return to normalcy, and Dr. Donovan will be leading those efforts,” Sussex Tech Superintendent Dr. Kevin Carson said. “I’m also pleased that the Board has selected Dr. Demby for a new role placing a greater emphasis on services for our students. His experience will serve Sussex Tech well.”

“Sussex Technical High School plays an important role in Sussex County preparing students for their futures, whether that be career, college, or military service,” Donovan said. “I’m eager to join that effort by helping our teachers, staff and students reach their goals. In Middletown, I have supported school-to-career objectives through work-based learning and career-technical education programs, and I look forward to continuing and expanding that work here at Sussex Tech.”

“I’ve loved working with our students every day over the last 16 years, and welcome the opportunity to help enhance our services for them at the district level,” Demby said. “Dr. Donovan has an excellent team at the high school, from teachers to support staff, to build a strong career-technical education for Sussex County students.”