MANATEE -- A new principal has been named for Bashaw Elementary School, according to a school district news release this morning.
Joshua Bennett, an assistant principal in the district since 2005, will become the principal at Bashaw, pending the school board's approval Monday of Superintendent Tim McGonegal's recommendation.
Bennett, currently an assistant principal at Bayshore Elementary School since 2008, will replace Ron Hirst, who is retiring after more than 30 years in public education, including 14 years in Manatee.
Prior to his tenure at Bayshore, Bennett was an assistant principal at Kinnan Elementary from 2005 to 2008.
Bashaw is located at 3515 Morgan Johnson Road, Bradenton.