Trustees approved 16 new principal assignments during last night's meeting, including the reassignment of Dunbar Middle School principal Crystal Goodman to the Center for New Lives, an alternative school for pregnant or parenting teens.
About 20 Dunbar staffers attended the meeting asking the board not to reassign Goodman saying she's completely changed the culture of the school in the time she's been there. Some noted that the school was once condsidered academically unacceptable by the state (in 2006 and 2007) and now is making great strides on state tests, though science passing rates still lag.
"Sometimes whenever you make changes, it's not for the best," math coach Marsha Bean said.
Howard Robinson, currently an assistant principal at Dunbar High School, was named the middle school's new principal.
Carter-Riverside and Polytechnic high schools also received new princpals. The other appointments were:
Name Current Position New Position
Middle School Principals
Joshua Delich Assistant Principal Wedgwood Middle Principal Riverside Middle
Leeann Michalak-Bartee Principal Leonard 6th Grade Center Principal Monnig Middle
Laura Stegall Principal Monnig Middle Principal McLean 6th Grade Center
Carlos Walker Assistant Principal O.D. Wyatt High Principal Morningside Middle
Elementary School Principals
Joel Aguilar-Villanueva Assistant Principal M.H. Moore Principal Seminary Hills Park
Valorie Bedford Assistant Principal M.L. Phillips Principal Waverly Park
Raven Brown Assistant Principal Western Hills PrincipalI.M. Terrell
Monica Granados Principal Hubbard Heights Principal Natha Howell
Andrea Lange Assistant Principal Benbrook Principal J.T. Stevens
Carlos Mendoza Principal Natha Howell Principal Hubbard Heights
Jane Cote Diagnostician Evaluation Specialist Principal Jo Kelly School
Conneka Neal Assistant Principal Polytechnic High Principal Middle Level Learning Center