Newcomerstown High School Principal Matt Fockler has accepted a new position as principal at Buckeye Career Center.

The BCC Board of Education recently hired Fockler to fill the position vacated by former Principal Jay Davis at the end of the 2016-2017 school year.

Fockler comes to Buckeye after serving as the Newcomerstown High School principal for the past four years. He also previously served as assistant principal and principal at Dover Middle School.

"I've seen many students benefit from Buckeye Career Center and have had outstanding relationships with the staff here and I'm very excited to be a part of that," said Fockler.

In outlining his top priorities, Fockler wants to keep students at the top of his list.

"My goal is to put students in the best position they can be to be successful and meet the challenges that are in the workforce."

Fockler began his duties in July and will attend his first event with the district at Buckeye Night at the Park, Wednesday, July 12, at Tuscora Park in New Philadelphia. The event is for current and incoming students, staff and their families. Fockler and his family reside in Dover.