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Changes at Connerton Elementary part of larger leadership 'domino effect'



When classes resume next Monday, Connerton Elementary School in Pasco County will have a new leader in the principal's office.

Aimee Boltze, the district's point person on teacher evaluations, will take over for ousted Anna Falcone with the assignment of keeping the school moving forward academically. Retired administrator Renee Sedlack also will continue visiting the school weekly as a leadership consultant to help Boltze and assistant principal Claudia Steinacker.

Don't look for any other changes before school's out.

"We are not making a decision until the summer" on permanent leadership for Connerton, assistant superintendent Amelia Larson told the Gradebook.

Larson observed that several schools have pending changes at the top because of promotions and retirements. Those include Gulf Highlands, Seven Oaks and Hudson elementary schools. In addition, she said, Quail Hollow and Shady Hills elementary schools are temporarily closing, which frees their administrators, and other schools might see movement after exploring climate survey data more closely.

"Any time those things happen, there is a domino effect," Larson said. "We are going to look at everything to see what is the best match."

She said all the moves should come in the summer, to avoid impacting education too much. For now, Larson said, "We just want teaching and learning to go on." Stay tuned.

[Last modified: Monday, March 25, 2013 12:52pm]


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