Manatee district juggles assistant principals

mdelaney@bradenton.comJune 6, 2014 

MANATEE -- After filling vacant principal spots in Manatee County schools, the district announced reassignments and openings for assistant principal jobs at a number of schools. Assistant principals in two cases will be divided between more than one school.

The announcements were made Thursday. The district is still looking to fill a number of vacant positions. The reassignments will help better prepare the administrators to step into roles as principals in the future, according to the district.

At the elementary level:

• Beth Campbell will become the assistant principal at Palmetto Elementary.

• Kathy Redmond will become the assistant principal at McNeal.

• The district is hiring for positions at Stewart, Williams, Ballard, Manatee, Blackburn and Tillman elementary schools.

• The district is also looking for one person to split the assistant principal role between Rogers Garden and Anna Maria elementary schools. One person will also split the role of assistant principal at Myakka and Palm View elementary schools.

At the middle school level:

• Brad Scarbrough will become the assistant principal at Buffalo Creek, replacing Jason Spahn.

• Ronnie King will become the assistant principal at Harllee, replacing Carrie Johnson.

• Roy Shaw will become the assistant principal at Braden River, replacing Lori Jones.

• Carrie Johnson will become the assistant principal at Haile, replacing Michele Romeo.

• Lori Jones will become the assistant principal at King, replacing Brad Scarbrough.

• Michele Romeo will become the assistant principal at Lincoln, replacing Brian Kincannon.

At the high school level:

• Jeannie Galindo will replace Scott Cooper as an assistant principal at Bayshore.

• Jason Spahn will replace Valerie Viands as an assistant principal at Palmetto.

• The assistant principal position held by Roy Shaw at Lakewood Ranch High School is not being filled.

• The district is hiring for assistant principals for the positions held by Tony Losada at Manatee High and Tom Zellars at Southeast.

Meghin Delaney, education reporter, can be reached at 941-745-7081. Follow her on Twitter @MeghinDelaney.

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