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Pasco Mitchell High School gets a new principal



In what has become a general practice, Pasco superintendent Kurt Browning has promoted a school's assistant principal to take the top job after the principal's departure.

Jessica Schultz, an assistant at Mitchell High since 2006, accepted the post Thursday afternoon. She will replace Jim Michaels, who recently retired.

Schultz was one of nearly a dozen candidates to run the school in Trinity, coming out ahead of some current and former principals. Unlike the previous administration, Browning has tended to prefer internal applicants to run schools, unless he's cleaning house.

Schultz began her teaching career in 2000 at Hillsborough Wharton High School, where she was 2006 teacher of the year. She also taught at Benito Middle School and Hillsborough Online before joining Mitchell.

She has master's degrees from the University of South Florida and Brigham Young University. Her appointment remains subject to School Board approval.

[Last modified: Thursday, February 4, 2016 5:24pm]


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