The school board will meet at 8 a.m. in Hillgrove High School’s media center to consider new principal hires at Lost Mountain Middle School, Lindley 6th Grade Academy, and Belmont Hills and Chalker elementary schools. The meeting is being presented at Hillgrove because that is where the 2012 Leadership Kickoff meeting is for district administrators.
Superintendent Dr. Michael Hinojosa has said he won’t release names or details about the principal candidates he is recommending before the board votes so as to not embarrass the candidates if the board rejects them.
“There are a lot of good internal candidates that are still coming through,” Hinojosa said Monday.
He will be interviewing candidates for the Lindley and Lost Mountain positions Wednesday.
The openings are four of 24 principal vacancies the board is filling for this school year.
The only area where Hinojosa’s struggled to find qualified principal replacements is at the high school level.
“They just don’t have as much experience,” Hinojosa said. “Finding a high school principal is one of the toughest jobs. A lot of the people just aren’t ready for that.”
Sprayberry has the district’s only high school vacancy, which was created last week when the school board moved its principal, Ed Wagner, to Kell.
Lost Mountain Middle Principal Dr. Robert Downs was promoted to principal at Pope High. Lindley 6th Grade Academy Principal Landon Brown is being reassigned, but the district has not said where. Belmont Hills Principal Terry Floyd was named the district’s new director of intervention and support, curriculum, instruction and assessment. Chalker Elementary Principal JoAnn Sappington retired.