Superintendent Barbara Canavan has assigned new principals for nearly a dozen Harford County Public Schools effective July 1st, with more changes possible leading up to the 2014-15 school year.
Thus far, C. Milton Wright High School, Aberdeen Middle School, Havre de Grace Middle School and the Alternative Education Program will each have a different principal next year, with the remainder of new assignments affecting elementary schools.
All of the 11 newly assigned principals are HCPS employees, working currently as school principals or in other positions, according to Jillian Lader, HCPS manager of communications.
According to a 2014 roster of school administrators, two of the newly assigned principals – for Bakerfield and Havre de Grace elementary schools – have been serving as acting principals at their respective schools.
Overall changes in school-based administrators, including assistant principals, affected about half of the school system’s 54 schools as of June 2nd, according to a list published by HCPS. Asked whether the moves reflected a shake-up, Lader provided the following response:
“Assignments changed based upon the assessment of the executive leadership to determine what is in the best interest of the students in Harford County Public Schools as well as the staff. These assignments give the system an opportunity to strengthen and improve upon the great leadership teams that we already have, by offering variety in assignments. As noted on the bottom right of the page, these were changes as of June 2 and the list could have additional updates.”
The list appears below: