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Some Pinellas administrators still looking for positions

Pinellas County school superintendent Mike Grego announced in April that he would cut 13 jobs in the administration. Of the 13 jobs he planned to eliminate, five were administrators. Three were "professional/technical/supervisory" and five were support positions.

Most of the "cuts" were made to pay for a few positions he did want, such as deputy superintendent and upgrades to the directors of elementary, middle and high school education. The resulting shake-up is occurring now. Grego named his deputy and an associate superintendent of student and community services. He changed the associate superintendent of teaching and learning. And he's reappointed a bunch of administrators. That leaves a few administrators still looking for a place for the 2013/14 school year.

Here's how the administrative and PTS positions targeted for elimination are playing out so far:

Turnaround officer Charlene Einsel still hasn't been reappointed.

Pamela Moore, executive director of Pre K-12 core curriculum, has been promoted to associate superintendent of teaching and learning. (Bill Lawrence was bumped to a director position.)

Kathleen Young, director of elementary education, hasn't been reappointed.

Rita Vasquez, director of secondary education, hasn't been reappointed.

Jeannine Welch, director of exceptional student education, has been reappointed. Her position will be phased out, though, on Dec. 31. Cindy Bania, executive director of ESE, is retiring around the same time so there should be a vacancy for Welch to apply to, if she wished.

Noreen Price, managing officer for Medicaid, has been reappointed. The title of her position is being changed to "coordinator, other - Medicaid." Price plans to retire in the coming school year, at which time her position will be eliminated and a different, not-yet-appointed person will fill the coordinator job. 

Antelia Campbell, managing officer for middle school education, hasn't been reappointed.

One other position, the ESE specialist (low prevalence), was listed among the original 13. But that position was vacant.

Grego still is interviewing for administrative positions, such as the upgraded director positions and a couple principal jobs. So it's possible that these administrators will be reappointed.


[Last modified: Friday, May 17, 2013 9:19am]


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