At the last Leon County School Board meeting on June 19th, personnel decisions were announced for the upcoming school year.
The personnel decisions were included in a 176 page document which addressed teacher, principal, assistant principal, and administrative appointments.
Also included in the personnel decisions was a list of instructional resignations, which totaled 110.
Based based on a TR analysis, this is an 104% increase in instructional resignations over the three year average (54) of resignations during 2016, 2017 & 2018.
TR’s analysis did not include resignations based on “regular retirement.”
Superintendent Rocky Hanna announced three new principal appointments during the Tuesday night meeting.
The board named former Lincoln High School assistant principal Jason Koerner principal of Conley Elementary School. Koerner had worked at Lincoln High School for the last 10 years.
Rusty Edwards was assigned as the principal of Fairview Middle School. Edwards was an assistant principal at Rickards High School for 11 years.
And former Gilchrist Elementary School assistant principal April Knight was appointed as the principal of John G. Riley Elementary School. Knight worked at Gilchrist for two years and was an assistant principal at Griffin and R. Frank Nims Middle Schools.
Former Fairview principal Scott Hansen will take over the district’s Student Activities Office, replacing Student Activities Director Ricky Bell, who will retire in December. Hansen also will oversee secondary school management and manage the new $1 million allowance for furniture, fixture and equipment to be allocated to schools beginning next year.
All personnel moves are effective July 1, though some principals will begin their transition this month.
Listed below is a list of principal assignments.