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Hillsborough schools have 26 new principals for 2013-14

Twenty-six new principals will greet students when school resumes on Aug. 20, joining more who were installed in the second half of 2012-13. Here's a look at this year's new school leaders:

Elementary schools

Bevis Elementary School: Melanie Cochrane, 42. Joined the district in 2004. Last assignment — assistant principal, Bevis Elementary.

Essrig Elementary School: Joshua Hodges, 37. Joined the district in 1998. Last assignment — assistant principal, Woodbridge Elementary School.

Apollo Beach Elementary: Barbara Mercer, 58. Joined the district in 1994. Last assignment — principal, Shore Elementary.

Bailey Elementary School: Russell Wallace, 39. Joined the district in 2001. Last assignment — assistant principal, Valrico Elementary.

Chiles Elementary School: Teresa Evans, 55. Joined the district in 1996. Last assignment — assistant principal, Dunbar Elementary Magnet.

Frost Elementary: Toynita Martinez, 52. Joined the district in 1983. Last assignment — principal, B.T. Washington Elementary.

Hammond Elementary School: Sheri Norkas, 43. Joined the district in 1992. Other assignments — teacher at Cannella and McKitrick Elementary, administrative resource teacher at McKitrick, assistant principal at Hammond.

Lee Elementary Magnet: Joyce Miles, 61. Joined the district in 1981. Last assignment — principal, Oak Park Elementary.

Maniscalco Elementary School: Tammy Reale, 45. Joined the district in 1994. Previous assignments — taught at Shaw, Dunbar and Chiles elementary schools. Was assistant principal at Maniscalco.

MOSI Partnership School: Carol Brown, 40. Joined the district in 1998. Last assignment — principal, Temple Terrace Elementary.

Oak Park Elementary: Marlou Bates, 48. Joined the district in 1991. Last assignment — principal, Frost Elementary.

Sessums Elementary: Allison Norgard, 38. Joined the district in 2003. Last school: Ippolito Elementary School. Other assignments — administrative resource teacher at Woodbridge Elementary, assistant principal at Woodbridge, James Elementary and Ippolito.

Shore Elementary: Jaime Gerding, 37. Joined the district in 1997. Last assignment — principal, Apollo Beach Elementary.

Temple Terrace Elementary: Ann Marie Perez, 45. Joined the district in 1990. Last assignment — principal, MOSI Partnership School.

Valrico Elementary: Tricia Simonsen, 45. Joined the district in 1990. Last assignment — principal, Bevis Elementary.

B.T. Washington Elementary: Anthony Montoto, 43. Joined the district in 1998. Last assignment — principal, Valrico Elementary.

Middle schools

Barrington Middle School: Amy Lusk, 45. Joined the district in 1990. Last assignment — assistant principal, Buchanan Middle School.

Orange Grove Middle Magnet School: Paul Gansemer, 47. Joined the district in 1989. Last assignment — assistant director, career and technical education.

Pierce Middle School: Raymond Padgett, 44. Joined the district in 2002. Last assignment — principal on special assignment.

Progress Village Middle Magnet School: Andrew Olson, 35. Joined the district in 2003. Last position — assistant principal, Young Middle Magnet.

Rodgers Middle School: Michael Miranda, 44. Joined the district in 1991. Last position — assistant principal, Progress Village Middle School.

Van Buren Middle School: Derrick Gaines, 50. Joined the district in 1989. Last position — Middleton High School.

High schools

Bloomingdale High School: Susan Burkett. 42. Joined the district in 1992. Last position — principal, Burns Middle School.

Hillsborough High School: Johan von Ancken, 35. Joined the district in 2001. Last school, Robinson High School. Other assignments — teacher at Brandon High School, assistant principal at Tampa Bay Tech and Robinson.

Steinbrenner High School: Kelly King, 35. Joined the district in 2001. Last position — assistant principal, Steinbrenner.

Exceptional

Caminiti Exceptional Center: Roberta Jakubowski, 51. Joined the district in 1984. Last assignment — ESE administrator, Lopez Exceptional Center.

Hillsborough schools have 26 new principals for 2013-14 08/02/13 [Last modified: Friday, August 2, 2013 3:43pm]
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