Thursday, September 20, 2018

Three Pasco County elementary schools get new principals

Midyear retirements mean that three Pasco County elementary schools will see new leadership in January.

Sarah Bordner, previously an assistant principal at Denham Oaks Elementary, will become the second principal ever for New River Elementary in Wesley Chapel. She replaces Lynn Pabst, who opened New River and had strong support of her staff.

The faculty at New River submitted a list of qualities it wanted to see in its next principal, and assistant superintendent David Scanga said Bordner met all of those plus one not on the list. "She is an excellent baker of sweets," Scanga said.

Clara Craig, an assistant principal at Seven Springs Middle School, will move into the top spot at Gulfside Elementary. She takes the place of Jeanne Krapfl, who will transfer to Deer Park Elementary, where longtime principal Margie Polen is retiring.

The School Board approved these moves at its Tuesday meeting. They take effect Jan. 22.

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