SAN ANTONIO — San Antonio Elementary School needs a new principal.
Vanessa Hilton, who became the school's leader in 2007, will become the district's director of curriculum and instruction on Wednesday. Her appointment comes weeks after the retirement of Kathy Steiner.
Hilton, who also has a law degree, has gained a strong reputation for her use of data to drive education decisions. She has been a leader in the implementation of Response to Intervention strategies, with educators from across Florida coming to San Antonio Elementary to learn from her.
San Antonio Elementary has remained an A-rated school under Hilton's leadership despite seeing its low-income population become the majority in the school.
The district plans to advertise the principal's position.