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Hillsborough welcomes new principals for 2017-18

Joanne Griffiths is the principal of Cimino Elementary School. [HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS]
Joanne Griffiths is the principal of Cimino Elementary School. [HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS]
Published Jul. 27, 2017

Some Hillsborough County public schools will open with new principals, others will start the year with leaders who were appointed near the end of 2016-17. Here's the lineup of new school leaders for the coming year:

Cahoon Elementary /Van Buren Middle: Ovett Wilson, 38. Joined the district: 2002. Last job: Principal, Van Buren Middle.

Cimino Elementary: Joanne Griffiths, 53. Joined the district: 1991. Last job: Principal, Cahoon Elementary.

Clair Mel Elementary: Gloria Waite, 45. Joined the district: 2004. Last job: Principal coach. (photo not available)

Colson Elementary: Orestes Mendez, 42. Joined the district: 2002. Last job: Assistant principal, Lee Elementary.

Corr Elementary: Kristi-Lyn Ricketts, 45. Joined the district: 2001. Last job: Assistant principal, Anderson Elementary.

Davidsen Middle: Stacy Arena. Joined the district: 1995. Last job: Assistant principal, Martinez Middle School.

Dawson Elementary: Derrick McLaughlin, 37. Joined the district: 2002. Last job: Principal, Summerfield Elementary

Egypt Lake Elementary: Julie Scardino. Joined the district: 1995. Last job: Principal, Sulphur Springs K-8 School.

Lennard High: Denise Savino, 57. Joined the district: 2000. Last job: Assistant principal, Riverview High.

Leto High: Larissa McCoy. Joined the district: 2004. Last job: Assistant principal, Leto High.

Martinez Middle School: Brent McBrien, 47. Joined the district: 1993. Last job: Principal, Davidsen Middle.

MOSI Partnership Elementary: Renel Mathurin, 40. Joined the district: 2000. Last job: Assistant principal, Shaw Elementary.

Nelson Elementary: Mary Hewett. Joined the district: 1988. Last job: Assistant principal, Nelson Elementary.

Orange Grove Middle Magnet: Lydia Sierra, 47. Joined the district: 1991. Last job: Principal, Egypt Lake Elementary.

Pierce Middle: Pablo Gallego, 43. Joined the district: 2002. Last job: Acting principal, Pierce Middle.

Plant High School: Johnny Bush, 54. . Joined the district: 1997. Last job: General manager, Office of Professional Standards.

Roland Park K-8 Magnet School: Scott Weaver, 46. Joined the district: 1997. Last job: Principal, Martinez Middle.

Sickles High: Mary Freitas, 46, . Joined the district: 2000. Last job: Principal, Lennard High.

Sulphur Springs K-8 School: Chantel Angeletti. Joined the district: 2017. Last job: Principal, Byrne Elementary, Chicago.

Thonotosassa Elementary: Lisa Varnum, Joined the district: 2002. Last job: Assistant principal, Yates Elementary.

Woodbridge Elementary: Sarah Jacobson Capps, 47. Joined the district: 1993. Last job: Principal on special assignment, Elevate schools.

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