Pasco Mitchell High School needs a new principal
Jim Michaels, a 31-year veteran of Pasco County schools, is stepping down as principal of Mitchell High School with the start of the new calendar year.
Michaels, 61, has led Mitchell since 2009, when he was moved there despite protests from River Ridge High students faculty and staff, who wanted him to stay at their school. Mitchell welcomed him warmly, and he's stayed since.
The county's most senior school principal, Michaels announced his decision on the district's Facebook page.
"Way back in 1978 I concluded my undergraduate studies and began my career in education," he said. "My goal in choosing to be a teacher and a coach was to impact people and help them be the best they could be. In doing that, I would better myself and leave some good behind. Now many years later I am leaving a profession that I have truly loved. I can only hope that I was a positive role model for the students and adults that I came across."
The district has not posted an advertisement for the job.