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New principal is headed to Van Buren Middle

Van Buren Middle School in North Tampa is due to get a new principal Tuesday.

Hillsborough County Public Schools

Van Buren Middle School in North Tampa is due to get a new principal Tuesday.

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Van Buren Middle School will get a new principal during Tuesday's Hillsborough County School Board  meeting.

Derrick Gaines, who has led the school since 2013, took a job last month as principal of the Bowers-Whitley Career Center, replacing the retiring Anthony Colucci.

Van Buren, which serves the North Tampa area east of Sulphur Springs, is one of the lowest-performing middle schools in Florida and has not had a grade higher than a D since 2009.  Enrollment there dropped by 14 percent this year, to 457.

The district is also replacing Angela Vickers at North Tampa Alternative School. Vickers, a longtime principal whose previous assignments include Sligh Middle, is now supervisor of technology training in the professional development department. 

[Last modified: Wednesday, November 11, 2015 1:59pm]

    

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