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Principal for a day? Try 32 years.

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Tp_231500_boya_sfoundas20_2Harriet Foundas isn't likely to receive as much fuss at tomorrow's Hillsborough School Board meeting as the boundary changes in the north county and what to do about teachers having sex with students.

But naming of a new principal for West Shore Elementary won't pass unnoticed. In an era when half of Hillsborough's principals last school year had been on the job for two years or less, Foundas' three decades are nothing short of extraordinary.

Foundas became principal at the school in 1976. The next person in line for the distinction of longest serving principal, Claywell Elementary's Glenda Midili, started in 1990. Former students don't just remember Foundas. They're now the parents of her current students at West Shore Elementary.

The school's new principal will be named Tuesday. (Photo of Foundas, pictured left, by Times staff photographer Stefanie Boyar.)

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 9:39am]

    

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