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Hillsborough’s Bailey Elementary School to get a new principal

The school board approves a promotion from assistant principal.
 
The entrance to Bailey Elementary School, which will welcome a new principal in December.
The entrance to Bailey Elementary School, which will welcome a new principal in December. [ Hillsborough County Public Schools ]
Published Nov. 28, 2023

Kristin Willis will become the new principal of Bailey Elementary, effective Dec. 11.

Kristin Willis
Kristin Willis [ Twitter ]

The Hillsborough County School Board approved Willis’ appointment at its meeting on Tuesday. She replaces Scott Valdez, who led the school since 2018. Valdez decided to return to teaching, according to the district. His social media shows he is teaching physical education at Mulrennan Middle School.

Willis, 43, joined the school district in 2023. She is being promoted from the assistant principal’s position at the Dover school.