Principals named for Clearwater Fundamental Middle, Eisenhower Elementary
Superintendent Mike Grego has named principals for Clearwater Fundamental Middle and Eisenhower Elementary.
Linda Burris, assistant principal at Thurgood Marshall Fundamental, will become principal at Clearwater Fundamental Middle. Burris has worked in the Pinellas school district since 1997. Antonette Wilson, assistant principal at Leila Davis Elementary, will become principal of Eisenhower Elementary. Wilson has worked in Pinellas since 2001.
The School Board will consider the appointments Tuesday during its special meeting. Keep in mind that board members typically must sign off on administrative appointments unless the candidate is unqualified.
More than a dozen schools in Pinellas will have new principals this year. Most were appointed in May and June. Grego changed principals at a few of the district's struggling schools - Melrose Elementary, Pinellas Park Middle and Fairmount Park Elementary - as is required by the state's turnaround process. (Although he declined to do so at two other turnaround schools, Azalea Middle and Maximo Elementary.) He also demoted a couple principals - Kim Short at Pinellas Park Elementary and Godfrey Watson at Campbell Park Elementary. Some other spots were open because of retirements or promotions.