New Pinellas principals
The Pinellas school district has released a list of new principal assignments for the upcoming school year. The assignments are subject to approval by the School Board on July 31. In past years, superintendent Clayton Wilcox moved principals around to "create more productive school environments." This year, it's all about replacing retired leaders. Here's the list:
- Wendy Bryan, assistant principal at Richard L. Sanders, replaces Patricia Huffman at Frontier Elementary.
- Seymour M. Brown III, assistant principal at Lakewood Elementary, replaces Sandra O’Bryant at Maximo Elementary.
- Sandra Cowley, assistant principal at Oldsmar Elementary, replaces Louise Crowder-Neri at North Ward Elementary.
- Louise Crowder-Neri, principal at North Ward Elementary, replaces Robert Ammon at Southern Oak Elementary.
- Michael Moss, assistant principal at Sawgrass Elementary, replaces Kenneth Rigsby at Fuguitt Elementary.
- Thea Saccasyn, assistant principal at Ponce de Leon Elementary, replaces Susan Daniels at Ponce de Leon.
- Alicia Urbano, principal at Gulf Beaches Elementary, replaces Vivian Neumann at Pinellas Park Elementary.
- Katherine Wickett, assistant principal at Cross Bayou Elementary, replaces Pam Moore at McMullen-Booth Elementary.
- Monika Wolcott, assistant principal at Tarpon Elementary, replaces William Bailey at San Jose Elementary.
- Victoria Hawkins, assistant principal at Oak Grove Middle, replaces Ward Kennedy at Palm Harbor Middle.
- Thomas Lechner, assistant principal at Oak Grove Middle, replaces Judy LeBoeuf at Seminole Middle.
- Valencia Walker, assistant principal at Osceola Middle, replaces Gregory Cardone at Meadowlawn Middle.
- Robyn Witcher, assistant principal at Tarpon Middle, replaces Lori Matway at Pinellas Park Middle.
- John Johnston, assistant principal at Largo High, replaces Denise Hart at Pinellas Park High.
- Mary Sakoff, principal at Calvin A. Hunsinger School, replaces Susan Rea at Nina Harris Exceptional Student Education Center.
- Donna Winchester, Pinellas education writer