Interim Hernando schools chief taps second in command
BROOKSVILLE -- Interim school superintendent Sonya Jackson on Wednesday asked Marcia Austin, a veteran educator with more than a decade of experience as a school administrator, to serve as interim assistant superintendent, Austin said Thursday.
Austin, 51, is currently the district’s curriculum supervisor for math and science. She started in Hernando in 1990 as a math teacher at Central High School and served as an assistant principal at Parrott Middle School in Brooksville and then principal at J.D. Floyd Elementary in Spring Hill before taking her first central office job as math specialist two years ago. She took on her current role late last year.
Austin, who is married and whose two grown daughters are products of the Hernando school system, said she was humbled by Jackson’s request.
“I’m looking forward to doing whatever it takes to help our organization move forward,” she said.
--Tony Marrero, Times staff writer