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Pasco School Board approves administrative shifts, appointments

A combination of retirements, resignations and promotions has led to movement in the Pasco County school district leadership ranks, which the School Board approved Tuesday.

Among the more notable changes, Wesley Chapel Elementary School finds itself without a principal shortly after Aimee Mielke moved into the spot from Connerton Elementary. Mielke has accepted a transfer to an assistant principal spot at Watergrass Elementary School, citing personal issues. Candidate interviews were scheduled for later Tuesday.

Former Gulfside Elementary principal Chris Clayton received a promotion to lead the school district's new emotional-behavioral disorders school, located at Richey Elementary School. The board named that program Achieve Center at Richey, while naming its similar program for older students at the former AMIKids site Achieve Center of Pasco.

Paul Meeker, formerly a partner at the board's law firm, was named director of employee relations, overseeing contract negotiations, grievance hearings and related matters. The post became open with the promotion of Betsy Kuhn to assistant superintendent in June. Bargaining resumes next week.

Additionally, the board appointed several assistant principals. They are: Tisha Doohen to Land O'Lakes High, Kelly Weber to Sunlake High, Stephanie Koslin to Wesley Chapel High, Eric Nielsen to Zephyrhills High, and Andrea Altman to Stewart Middle. It also approved the resignation of Angela Shaugher as assistant principal of Connerton Elementary.

[Last modified: Tuesday, July 5, 2016 10:30am]

    

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