Famulary Back in FH Principal's Office
The recently retired Knollwood School principal is now serving as interim at Sickles. See if you can answer our fun fact quiz questions about him and his parents.
Tom Famulary has been called to the principal’s office … again.
The 11-year retired Knollwood School principal has stepped in as the interim principal at the Voila L. Sickles School in Fair Haven this time around, he told Patch after Wednesday’s Fair Haven Board of Education meeting.
“I’m looking forward to it,” Famulary said of his assignment as top administrator at the pre-K through third grade school. “It’s fun to be back with the little guys. And it’s good that I am so familiar with the district. It’s all good; and, it gives the district a good opportunity to do a thorough search for the permanent Sickles School principal.”
The native Fair Havenite, who now lives with his family in Rumson, was principal at Knollwood from 2000 to 2011, when he retired. Before his more-than-a-decade stint at Knollowood, Famulary was a principal in the Manchester district.
Roughly a year after his retirement, he’s headed back to the same office, different school. He will be the interim principal at Sickles from now through December of this year.
Famulary is taking the principal reigns from Marion Carolan, who resigned as Sickles’ principal and has been appointed district “supervisor of innovative services,” a newly created position, at an annual salary of $80,000.
One of the job’s functions is to coordinate district-wide anti-bullying initiatives, as required by the state.
There are anti-bullying coordinators in both Sickles and Knollwood as well.
Famulary’s rate of pay for the interim spot was not divulged at the meeting. He retired with 24 years' experience in public education at a salary of $136,179 from the Fair Haven Board of Education as the Knollwood principal, according to state records.
Having grown up in Fair Haven, Tom Famulary graduated from Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School. His parents, John and Millie, were well known in the area. Both passed away in the past few years at 90 and 87, respectively.
Just for fun ...
Millie taught a musical instrument out of their home. Do you know what that was? John was publisher of an area newspaper. Do you know which it was? Hint: It was where this editor first worked as a reporter.
And, Tom has a musical instrument talent. Can you tell us what that is?