Pinellas School Board to consider 10 new school principals

Pinellas County schools superintendent Julie Janssen will ask the School Board on Tuesday to approve 10 principal reassignments.

Among them are principals from the schools that will close at the end of this school year:

Sandy Cowley, principal at North Ward Elementary, is being recommended as principal at Mildred Helms Elementary to replace Joyce Spencer, who is retiring.

Peggy Drizd of Kings Highway Elementary is being recommended for Curtis Fundamental Elementary to replace Kathy Duncan, who is retiring.

Palm Harbor Elementary's Bob McFadden is being recommended for Curlew Creek Elementary to replace principal John Burwell, who is retiring.

Tony Pleshe, principal at Gulf Beaches Elementary, is being recommended as principal of Perkins Elementary to replace Bob Lister, who is retiring.

Karen Russell of Clearview Avenue Elementary is being recommended for Woodlawn Elementary to replace Kathleen Proper, who is retiring.

Rio Vista Elementary's Wayne Whitney is being recommended for Bardmoor Elementary to replace principal Linda Emmanuel, who is retiring.

David Rosenberger, principal of Coachman Fundamental, has been recommended for Kennedy Fundamental, the school that will absorb most of Coachman's population.

Michael Miller, who has been principal at Southside Fundamental, is retiring.

Additionally, three other administrators are being recommended for new principal posts:

Phil Wirth, formerly of Riviera Middle School, which closed last year, would go to Clearwater Intermediate to replace Freddie Robinson, who is retiring.

Susan Kotchman of Madeira Beach Elementary will go to Starkey Elementary to replace Ken MacKenzie, who is retiring.

Chris Ateek of Lakeview Fundamental will become principal of the Madeira Beach Fundamental K-8 program.

The Lakeview position has been posted for interviews.

More principal recommendations are expected Monday.

Pinellas School Board to consider 10 new school principals 04/18/09 [Last modified: Saturday, April 18, 2009 4:31am]

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