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10 Pasco County schools welcome new principals

Elementary schools

Cotee River: Sharon Sacco Slusser joined the Pasco County School District as a teacher in 2004. She has been assistant principal at Gulfside Elementary School since 2013. She replaces Lou Cerreta, who took a district-level job in Pinellas County.

Cox: Claudia Steinacker began her career as a Lacoochee Elementary School teacher in 1990 and became an assistant principal in 2007. She moved to Connerton Elementary School in 2012. She replaces Yvonne Reins, who retired.

Centennial: Christina Twardosz started teaching outside the district in 1992 and moved to Pasco County in 1994. She was promoted to assistant principal at Wesley Chapel Elementary School in 2007. She replaces Cynthia Harper, who retired.

Veterans: Gretchen Rudolph-Fladd started her teaching career in 1998 at San Antonio Elementary School, and was promoted to assistant principal of Watergrass Elementary School in 2009. She transferred to Veterans as assistant principal in 2011 and replaces Donna Busby, who retired.

Middle schools

Bayonet Point: Principal Mike Asbell retired, effective July 31. His replacement had not been selected by the deadline for this section.

Paul R. Smith: Susan Seibert began teaching at Gulf Middle School in 1991. She became a technology specialist in 2001 and was promoted to assistant principal at Weightman Middle School in 2005. She transferred to Paul R. Smith Middle when it opened in 2006 and will replace Margaret Fackelman, who retired.

Hudson: Joe Musselman started as a Pasco County teacher in 1998, becoming a behavior specialist in 2001. He moved to the district office as a special education grant resource specialist in 2004 and was promoted to supervisor in 2005. He joined Hudson Middle as assistant principal in 2013 and will take over for Terry Holback, who was demoted.

Gulf: Jason Joens joined the district as a Bayonet Point Middle School teacher in 1987 and was promoted to assistant principal at River Ridge Middle School in 2000. He became principal at River Ridge in 2003 and remained there until his transfer to Gulf Middle. He replaces Stan Trapp, who retired.

River Ridge: Marcy Maxwell started her teaching career in Hillsborough County in 2003 and moved to Wesley Chapel High in 2004. She became a career specialist in 2005 and an assistant principal in 2008, a position she held at three high schools before becoming principal. She replaces Jason Joens, who transferred to Gulf Middle.

High schools/technical centers

Marchman Technical Education Center: Rob Aguis began his career as a teacher at Gulf Middle in 1987 and was promoted to assistant principal at Marchman in 1993. He later became principal of Weightman Middle, Bayonet Point Middle and Marchman before taking over as district director of career and technical education in 2006. He agreed to take this job after several candidate searches did not yield satisfactory results. Aguis replaces Sheila Bryan, who retired.

10 Pasco County schools welcome new principals 07/31/14 [Last modified: Thursday, July 31, 2014 11:53am]
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