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Three Pinellas schools to get new principals

The changes include top district assignments for two long-time high school leaders.
Boca Ciega High School in Gulfport will get a new principal for the first time since 2010.
Boca Ciega High School in Gulfport will get a new principal for the first time since 2010. [ DIRK SHADD | Times ]
Published Jun. 22
Updated Jun. 22

Two Pinellas County high schools and one elementary school will have new principals for the coming academic year.

Their former leaders are taking different posts after several years running their campuses.

Eric Krause, assistant principal at Clearwater High, will take over at the helm of the school. He replaces Keith Mastorides, Clearwater’s leader since 2006, who was promoted to associate superintendent for technology information services. Krause a music educator who started his career as a substitute teacher, joined the Pinellas district in 2007.

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Jennifer Gil, assistant principal at Hollins High, will become principal at Boca Ciega High. She replaces Michael Vigue, the school’s leader since 2010, who was promoted to area superintendent for Area 4 schools. Gil, a foreign languages teacher, has worked in the Pinellas district since 2005.

Gina Owens, assistant principal at Belcher Elementary, will move to Frontier Elementary as principal. She replaces Heather Peters, who transferred to a like position at Douglas B. Jamerson Elementary. Owens joined the Pinellas district in 2005, after teaching in Hillsborough County for one year.

The Pinellas County School Board approved the three principal appointments during its regular meeting Tuesday. They take effect July 1.