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Meet Hillsborough County's new principals — all 42 of them

Lydia Sierra, Principal, Anderson Elementary School
Lydia Sierra, Principal, Anderson Elementary School
Published Jul. 27, 2018

Many Hillsborough County schools will start the 2018-19 academic year with a different leader than they had this time last year. Featured are the 42 schools that have had new principals assigned since May 1. Not pictured: Sheehy Elementary's Delia Gadson-Yarbrough, 44. Hired: 1996. Last job: principal, Anderson Elementary, and Bell Creek Academy's Chris Hammill, new to the Hillsborough District, Last Job: Chief School Operations Officer, Athlos Academies, Boise, Idaho.

Anderson Elementary: Lydia Sierra, 48. Hired by the Hillsborough County School District in 1991. Last job: principal, Orange Grove Middle Magnet.

Bellamy Elementary: Jessica Hessler, 39. Hired: 2002. Last job: principal, McDonald Elementary.

Bevis Elementary: Rebecca Thoms, 40. Hired: 2006. Last job: assistant principal, Bevis Elementary.

Bing Elementary: Melanie Hill, 40. Hired: 1999. Last job: principal, Potter Elementary.

Boyette Springs Elementary: Jennifer McCrystal, 47. Hired: 1992. Last job: principal, Bryan Elementary.

Bryan Elementary: Tamethea Simmons, 40. Hired: 1999. Last job: principal, Boyette Springs Elementary.

DeSoto Elementary: Kimberly Thompson, 50. Hired: 1991. Last job: principal, Foster Elementary.

Dickenson Elementary: Marisa Brody, 39. Joined the district: 2003. Last job: assistant principal, Cannella Elementary.

Doby Elementary: Rosanne Rush, 57. Hired: 2003. Last job: assistant principal, Pizzo Elementary.

Dover Elementary: Gina Becker, 55. Hired: 1996. Last job: principal, Wilson Elementary.

Dowdell Middle: James Boyd, Jr. Hired: 2003. Last job: assistant principal, Mann Middle.

Dunbar Elementary: Dawn Stites, 49. Hired: 1993. Last job: principal, Palm River Elementary.

Forest Hills Elementary: Rachael O'Dea, 37. Hired: 2004. Last job: principal, Lanier Elementary.

Foster Elementary: Francine Lazarus, 47. Hired: 2002. Last job: principal, Bellamy Elementary.

James Elementary: Robin Johnson Hewitt, 40. Hired: 1999. Last job: principal, Limona Elementary.

Kimbell Elementary: Daphne Fourqurean, 52. Hired: 1987. Last job: principal, Sullivan Partnership School.

King High: Arlene Castelli, 51. Hired: 1990. Last job: principal, Williams Middle.

Lanier Elementary: Sarah Garcia, 41. Hired: 2000. Last job: assistant principal, Lanier Elementary.

Lewis Elementary: Debra Fitzpatrick, 51. Hired: 1992. Last job: principal, James Elementary.

Limona Elementary: Marlou Bates, 53. Hired: 1994. Last job: principal, Oak Park Elementary

Lockhart Elementary: Gilda Garcia, 55. Hired: 1984. Last job: principal, DeSoto Elementary.

McDonald Elementary: Melanie Cochrane. 47. Hired: 2004. Last job: principal, Bevis Elementary.

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Oak Grove Elementary: Pamela Wilkins. Hired: 1992. Last job: principal, Pizzo Elementary.

Oak Park Elementary: Christopher Ryan Moody, 40. Hired: 2004. Last job: principal, Dickenson Elementary.

Orange Grove Middle: Michael Miranda, 49. Hired: 1991 Last job: principal, Rodgers Middle.

Palm River Elementary: Frankye Bulmer, 47. Hired: 2004. Last job: principal, Dunbar Elementary.

Pizzo Elementary: Amber Cronin. Hired: 2002. Last job: principal, Bing Elementary.

Potter Elementary: Sharon Waite, 51 Hired: 2003. Last job: principal, Lockhart Elementary.

Robles Elementary: Delilah Rabeiro, 46. Hired: 2006. Last job: principal, Lewis Elementary.

Rodgers Middle: David New. Hired: 1993. Last job: principal, Spoto High.

Seminole Elementary: Elizabeth Giles, 63. Hired: 1998. Last job: principal, Forest Hills Elementary.

Shaw Elementary: Renel Mathurin, 41. Hired: 2000. Last job: principal, MOSI Partnership Elementary.

Sligh Middle: Anthony Jones, 43. Hired: 1997. Last job: principal, Walker Middle Magnet.

Spoto High: Glennis Perez, 41. Hired: 2003. Last job: assistant principal, Brandon High.

Sullivan Partnership School: Dave McMeen. Hired: 1995. Last job: principal, Kimbell Elementary.

Tinker K-8: Rachel Walters, 48. Hired: 2010. Last job: Principal, Shaw Elementary.

Walker Middle: Heather Holloway, 43. Hired: 2010. Last job: assistant principal, Walker Middle.

Westchase Elementary: Elise Suarez, 34. Hired: 2012. Last job: assistant principal, Westchase Elementary.

Wharton High: Michael Rowan, 48. Hired: 1993. Last job: principal, King High.

Williams Middle: Shellie Blackwood-Green, 49. Hired: 2010. Last job: principal, Sligh Middle.

Wilson Elementary: Kayla Forcucci, 41. Hired: 2010. Last job: principal on special assignment, Dover Elementary.

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