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Dwyer High School principal leaves for new role as Palm Beach Co. director of charter schools

Posted at 8:14 AM, May 09, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-09 12:29:42-04

The Palm Beach County School District has named Dwyer High School Principal Joe Depasquale the new director of charter schools for the district.

Depasquale will finish the school year as principal at Dwyer before starting in his new role.

Depasquale started his career at Dwyer High School in 2016. Parents credit him with improving safety at the school.

However, since January at least three students have been arrested for various offenses including school threats, bringing loaded guns and weapons on campus.

Parents have said Depasquale has increased security and worked with parents to create a safety task force.

The Palm Beach County School District said Corey Brooks, who is currently the principal of JFK Middle School, has been selected as the new principal for Dwyer.  The school board will meet Wednesday to approve Brooks' hiring.