Bryant, Ballast Point will get new principals
Karen Bass is retiring after 29 years with the Hillsborough County school district and more than a decade as principal of Bryant Elementary School.
Bass was the second principal at the high-performing school at the edge of Westchase. After a successful jump rope fundraiser to support the American Heart Association, Bass was named the district's Principal of the Year in 2011. Her replacement will be named at the Jan. 12 School Board meeting.
The board also expects to name a replacement for Debra Fitzpatrick, who was moved recently from Ballast Point Elementary to James Elementary.