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Pasco elementary schools to see leadership shifts



It's principal shuffling time in Pasco County schools. And this time, we're not talking about high schools. Instead, we're looking at new leaders at six elementary schools, with several assistant principal positions shifting in the mix.

The moves come as the result of opening two new schools -- Odessa and Connerton -- plus the recent resignation of John Shafchuk at Deer Park and the pending closure of Sanders (whose students will go to Connerton).

Among the changes, assistant principals Anna Falcone (Pine View) and Kara Merlin (Mittye P. Locke) will get promotions, and four sitting principals will go to new places. Read on for the full slate of changes (and be sure to grab a chair when the music stops).

Elementary School Principal Changes:

  PRINCIPALS        FROM                     TO                  START DATE
 Margie Polen        Gulf Highlands           Deer Park      2/1/10
 Anna Falcone       Pine View (AP)          Connerton      2/1/10
 Jill Middleton        Sanders                    Gulf Highlands 2/1/10
 Teresa Love          Cypress                    Odessa          3/23/10
 Deanna Decubellis Calusa                     Cypress          4/12/10
 Kara Merlin          Mittye P Locke (AP)   Calusa            4/12/10

Elementary School Assistant Principal Changes:

  ASS'T PRINCIPALS       FROM                   TO                   START
 Ryan Thompson             W. Zephyrhills   Pine View        2/1/10
 Debra Mattheus              Oakstead         Mittye P Locke 4/12/10
 Debbie Wichmanowski    Longleaf           Sunray             4/12/10
 Stacy Yeretzian              Trinity              Marlowe            4/12/10
 Renee Carney-Hill           Marlowe           Longleaf            4/12/10
 Shannon Middleton         Sunray             Trinity                4/12/10
 Opening (Need to Advertise)                   W. Zephyrhills   2/1/10
 Opening (Need to Advertise)                   Odessa             3/23/10

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 10:47am]


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