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Pasco's Sunray Elementary School to get a new principal



Pasco County's principal musical chairs continues, with the appointment of Sunray Elementary principal Lee Anne Yerkey to lead Schrader Elementary School.

The Schrader post became available in late September, when principal Tammy Berryhill was named an area superintendent. The Sunray job was advertised on Monday.

Yerkey, who has worked in Pasco County schools since 1993, has led Sunray Elementary since 2009. Sunray and Schrader have similar demographics, with both serving populations where about 80 percent of children are eligible for free or reduced price meals.

Both schools also have yielded similar results on state testing and grading since the mid-2000s, with each earning two Cs and a D in the past three years.

Other Pasco schools that have seen leadership turn over in since summer include Woodland Elementary and River Ridge High.

Yerkey's appointment is scheduled to take effect Oct. 21.

[Last modified: Wednesday, October 7, 2015 12:26pm]


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