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Principal who launched Pinellas academy transfers mid-year



The principal who helped pilot Pinellas County's first fully immersed personalized learning program at Lealman Innovation Academy has left for an administrative assignment.

Bursara Pitts, 43, was appointed to a special assignment with the school district's Assessment, Accountability and Research department, effective Monday. Assistant principal Connisheia Mathews will serve as interim principal until a full-time replacement is hired, said district spokeswoman Lisa Wolf.

Wolf said principals sometimes take a special assignment during the school year if it is in the best interest of the principal, students and/or staff.

Pitts joined Pinellas Schools in 1999.

[Last modified: Monday, November 30, 2015 6:43pm]


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