As students head back to school this fall, they may see a few unfamiliar faces.
Pasco County Schools has transferred or appointed new administrators at several school campuses across the district.
In some cases, administrators are being promoted from another position, are returning to a campus where they worked before or are being elevated where they already work.
So, here’s a rundown on some of the recently appointed principals and assistant principals in schools serving Central Pasco and East Pasco schools:
- Angie Stone, principal at Zephyrhills High School
- Jeff Wolff, principal at Pasco Middle School in Dade City
- Kim Anderson, principal at San Antonio Elementary School
- Kara Smucker, principal at Quail Hollow Elementary School in Wesley Chapel
- Jason Petry, principal at Sanders Memorial STEAM Elementary in Land O’ Lakes
- Phillip Bell, assistant principal at Sunlake High School
- Deborah Collin, assistant principal at Dr. John Long Middle School
- Trudy Hartman, assistant principal at Lake Myrtle Elementary School
- Eric McDermott, assistant principal, Zephyrhills High School
- Kyle Ritsema, assistant principal at Pine View Middle School
- Shannon Schultz, assistant principal at Land O’ Lakes High School
- Scott Davey, assistant principal at Wesley Chapel High School
- Nena Green, assistant principal at Pasco Elementary School
- Timothy Light, assistant principal at Wiregrass Ranch High School
- Heather Ochs, assistant principal at Sunlake High School
- Pio Rizzo, assistant principal, Pine View Middle School
Students in the Pasco public school district will begin their first day of classes on Aug. 24.
Besides new administrators, there are a few other new things in store.
For one thing, the district is opening its first magnet school, which is located at Sanders Memorial Elementary and will focus on science, technology, engineering, the arts and mathematics. The school building has undergone a massive renovation, which has included remodeling some buildings and constructing new ones. When it opens, the school will feature the latest in technology and will foster a collaborative learning environment for students and teachers.
Wiregrass Ranch High School also will experience some major changes this year, as the school adopts a 10-period day. The arrangement is aimed at managing a student enrollment that is expected to approach 2,500. By having more periods, the school can stagger student starting times to limit the number of periods when the entire student body is on campus.
Quail Hollow also will begin the school year with an entirely remodeled building, complete with classrooms that have doors and windows. It also will be equipped with updated technology.
Published July 29, 2015