Clay County District Schools appointed 12 principals to fill positions for the upcoming school year. Five assistant principals within the county were promoted to leadership positions, three existing principals will transfer to different schools, and four outside candidates were hired. These changes will be effective at the start of the school district’s fiscal year on July 1, 2017 pending board approval.
After board approval, the superintendent and cabinet staff members will meet with each school’s staff to introduce the new principal. Additionally, the district will host community meetings for parents, guardians, and students to become acquainted with the new principal and hear his or her vision for improving student achievement.
“As an educational leader, one of the most important factors to improve student achievement is hiring the most effective principals to lead our schools. These individuals were handpicked and demonstrate the ability and skill set to improve teaching and learning, build a positive climate and culture, and help lead Clay County to become one of the top tier school districts in Florida. I am excited about the future of Clay County and I look forward to working with the newly appointed school leaders and their staff,” said Superintendent Addison Davis.