It was an abrupt turn of events on Wednesday when the state Board of Education ordered Hillsborough Superintendent Jeff Eakins to get new principals into four struggling elementary schools.
How quickly that will happen remains to be seen. Here is what we know, based on school websites and press clips, about the four:
- Felicia Davis, 49, is the principal of Mango Elementary on the outskirts of Brandon. She joined the school district in 1998, beginning her career as a classroom teacher at Bing Elementary. In 2005 she was appointed as the assistant principal at Mango, then principal in 2009. She has a master’s degree in Educational Leadership, completed a specialist degree in Turnaround Schools Leadership is 2017 and is currently working on her doctorate degree.