MANATEE -- A new principal has selected for Williams Elementary in Parrish.
Paul Hockenbury, an administrator for several local schools since 2002, will become principal, pending him winning the school board's approval during its meeting Monday. Superintendent Tim McGonegal is recommending him for the job, according to a news release issued by the school district this morning.
Hockenbury, an assistant principal at Sugg Middle School since 2009, would replace Nancy Beal, who is now the director of Exceptional Student Education for the district.
Hockenbury has also been an assistant principal at Mills Elementary (2008-2009), Moody Elementary (2004-2008) and Johnson Middle School (2002-2004.)
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Williams Elementary is located at 3404 Fort Hamer Road, Parrish.