Surprise! A new principal for Moon Lake Elementary
Susan Barcellino, who took over the school in April from Donna Busby, has unexpectedly resigned to return to Collier County, where she'll join the district administration. Cara Allen (left), principal of Mary Giella Elementary in Shady Hills since 2001, will lead Moon Lake.
Assistant superintendent Ruth Reilly told the Gradebook that it would be easier for Moon Lake to begin the year with an established district leader and to find a new principal for Giella than to advertise the Moon Lake job. Allen will officially transfer on Aug. 10, one day before teachers are to report for work.