New Pasco elementary principals selected
The principal churn at Moon Lake Elementary is almost over.
Superintendent Heather Fiorentino has chosen Anclote Elementary assistant principal Elise Landahl (left) to run Moon Lake as soon as the FCAT testing ends. She's also picked former administrator Cindy Harper to run Centennial Elementary after Scott Mitchell moves to new Watergrass Elementary.
To avoid disruption to students before the annual test, though, Fiorentino will place Harper -- who currently doesn't work for the district -- at Moon Lake. That way Landahl can help steer Anclote through the exam period while also having someone in charge at Moon Lake.
Current principal Cara Allen has resigned effective Feb. 13.
After the music stops and everyone has a chair, Fiorentino said she hopes that -- particularly for Moon Lake -- the new leaders will stay put for some time to come.