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Principals will be named and promoted in Hillsborough County





UPDATE: The School Board just updated its agenda. They are not yet ready to replace Laura Zavatkay.

They knew this day would come.

In winning a grant to recruit and train the best possible principals, the Hillsborough County School District created the need for replacements for the principal coaches who are leading the training.

In other words: The best and the brightest are becoming super-principals, although the district has pledged to keep them close to the schools and the new recruits.

On Tuesday, the school board plans to name a replacement for Laura Zavatkay of Robinson High. Under Zavatkay's leadership, the aging south Tampa school has boosted its profile in recent years with a successful International Baccaleureate program.

The board also plans to replace principals at Shaw and Tinker Elementary schools. Four more principal coaches also will be named, leading to yet another round of promotions later on.

Later in the meeting, watch for an update on the Gates-funded Empowering Effective Teachers system; and yet another discussion on Black Girl Speaks, a Title 1-funded self esteem and empowerment program that has sparked questions about technical service agreements and the way they are administered.

[Last modified: Monday, November 7, 2011 7:33pm]


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