Chocachatti Elementary School: Lara Silva, 43, joined the Hernando district in 2012 as an assistant principal at Parrott Middle School. Before that, she was a principal at Somerset Academy K-8 in Broward County. She has nine years of teaching experience and six years of administrative experience.
Westside Elementary School: Gina Michalicka, 46, joined the district in 2004, teaching at Powell Middle School. In 2006, she became a reading coach at Powell. In 2009, she was promoted to assistant principal at Springstead High, where she remained until July 2012. She then moved to Pine Grove Elementary School as an assistant principal.
Explorer K-8: Barbara Kidder, 58, joined the district in 1994 as a dropout prevention teacher at Suncoast Elementary. She was named assistant principal at Fox Chapel Middle School in 1999 before moving into a district-level position. She became an assistant principal at Explorer in 2009, then took over the principal's position at Fox Chapel in 2010. She was most recently the district's manager of professional development. (A photo of Kidder was not available.)
Central High School: John Stratton, 47, joined the district in 2005 and has eight years of administrative experience in the district. He became the principal of Explorer K-8 in January 2010.