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Retired Pasco County administrator to temporarily lead Crews Lake Middle School



Beth Brown, a Pasco County educator for 24 years before retiring in 2015, will guide Crews Lake Middle School as acting principal for the next two to three weeks.

A one-time middle school principal and area superintendent, Brown will help keep the school focused as it struggles with Friday death of principal Adam Kennedy, who crashed into a semitrailer truck while heading to work.

"Beth's experience and demeanor will serve the students, teachers, staff and district well during this very tough transition period," superintendent Kurt Browning wrote Monday in an email to School Board members and key staff.

Crews Lake Middle School will host a memorial service at 6 p.m. Tuesday, with a remembrance scheduled for students at a separate time and date to be determined. The family has asked that, in lieu of flowers, please consider donating to Adam's Education Legacy for Ethan and Hannah at


[Last modified: Monday, January 23, 2017 9:55am]


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