Corona del Sol High School Assistant Principal Dr. Mark Duplissis has resigned to take the position of high school relations coordinator at Arizona State University. His last day at Corona was Aug. 27.
Duplissis had been active in the Tempe and ASU community in addition to his duties as assistant principal at CdS. He is a College of Education Alumni Board member and participates in the College of Education Dean’s Council. Duplissis is also on the 2008-2009 ASUAA Board of Directors.
The city of Tempe Human Relations Commission awarded Duplissis with the individual 2007 Diversity Award for his work with Corona students “regardless of race, creed, religious preference or sexual orientation.”
Duplissis received the award based on his support of the Jewish Student Union, the Black Student Union, the Gay/Straight Alliance, the National Junior Honor Society and the Unity Club. Duplissis was also the sponsor and facilitator of other Corona clubs such as the Red Cross Club, which he ran for its first year. In addition to these activities, Duplissis was an essential supporter for the Best Buddies Club, which is the world’s largest non-profit organization that provides one-to-one friendships and integrated employment opportunities for people with intellectual disabilities.
Duplissis promoted the Best Buddies Program at Corona, making sure that the members had fundraising opportunities and meeting space.
Duplissis contributed to ensuring that all members of the Corona del Sol community were treated with respect, dignity and equal representation in the student body.
Duplissis was in charge of activities, student council, facilities and discipline for the underclassman with last names starting with A-L, according to Principal Susan Jilek Edwards.
“I would like to wish Dr. Duplissis good luck in his new endeavor,” said Edwards. “I will be establishing a committee of parents, teachers and classified staff to select the next assistant principal.”
“I will miss Dr. Duplissis always addressing me, “Hey, Sunshine,” said Edwards. “ We will miss him at CdS.”