BRADENTON -- The principal at Johnson Middle School has been tapped to help the Manatee County School District recruit and retain employees in a new administrative role.
Carl Auckerman -- a six-year principal in Manatee County, with the past three at Johnson -- is set to become the director of personnel on Wednesday, if the school board approves his promotion Tuesday. Angela Lindsey, the school's assistant principal, will take on the principal duties.
The director of personnel reports to Sarah Brown, the executive director of human resources. The position is responsible for a number of employment-related matters.
"We have to be doing it better, so to speak, than our competition," Auckerman said.
Brown said Auckerman's familiarity with the district and strong leadership skills helped make him an attractive candidate for the job.
"He's lived in this community and he's very familiar with it," Brown said, adding that his familiarity with teachers and school-based employees will also being a strength at the district level.
Auckerman went through Manatee County schools and graduated from Manatee High School. Before becoming a school administrator, Auckerman taught middle school social studies. He's been at Johnson, the district's all-choice international baccalaureate middle school, for the past three years.
Deputy superintendent of operations Don Hall said he is excited to have Auckerman in place.
"We think he'll do a great job," Hall said.
Meghin Delaney, education reporter, can be reached at 941-745-7081. Follow her on Twitter@MeghinDelaney.