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New principal recommended for Pasco Cypress Elementary

Dolly Gauvey, the former principal of Chasco Elementary who took an unplanned leave last year to tend to family matters, is superintendent Heather Fiorentino's recommendation to lead Cypress Elementary School.

Cypress needs a principal after Fiorentino removed Deanna DeCubellis shortly after the FCAT testing ended. Longtime assistant principal George Papaemanuel, who had been named lead administrator in the interim, applied but did not get the nod despite widespread support at the school.

Fiorentino frequently has said she does not like to promote assistant principals to the leadership at their same school, preferring instead to bring in outsiders with a different perspective and no established relationships.

The School Board will receive the Gauvey recommendation when it meets Tuesday. The principal job at San Antonio Elementary remains open. Interviews took place last week.

Posted by Jeff Solochek at 3:13:00 pm on May 16, 2011