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.