BRADENTON -- Rosa Daughtry, an assistant principal at Southeast High School, has been named the new principal at Sugg Middle School after Darlene Proue was suddenly removed from the position Tuesday.
Proue, the former principal at Sugg Middle School, will be reassigned to another position within the Manatee County School District, spokesman Mike Barber said Tuesday. Barber would not say why Proue has been reassigned.
"It's an administrative decision that's being made in the best interest of the school," Barber said.
Proue hosted an open house at Sugg on Monday night. Parents on Tuesday night received a recorded message from the school district announcing Daughtry as Sugg's interim principal.
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"It has been determined that in the best interest of the entire school community, it is necessary to make a change in leadership at Sugg; therefore, Principal Darlene Proue is being assigned to another position in the district," Superintendant Diana Greene said in the recorded call.
Daughtry will serve as Sugg's interim principal until the end of the school year, Greene said.
"I stand behind this decision. My focus and the focus of our school district is to do everything we can do to move Sugg Middle School ahead academically."
Greene also announced in the call that a special open house will be held Monday to allow parents and students to meet Daughtry.
"Again, I want to assure you that this decision is being made with the best interest of the Sugg Middle School community in mind," Greene said.
Proue, who had been an assistant principal at North Marion High in Marion County, moved to the Manatee County school district for the 2014-15 year.
Proue remains on the district's payroll, but Barber did not release information about her new position.
Meghin Delaney, education reporter, can be reached at 941-745-7081. Follow her on Twitter @MeghinDelaney.