Vitti’s mid year principal moves are perplexing
One move especially. Vitti moved the first year principal at Jackson high school Michelle Floyd Hatcher. The reason is it is so perplexing is he promoted the former principal of Jackon high school who had stewarded the school through years and years of poor grades. The former principal Iranetta Wright was in charge when Jackson got the lowest grade in all Florida and she kept her job for three more years before being promoted. Her last year saw the school grade drop from a B, which Jackson received only after half the student body left and the district put in heroic measures, to a C but the school was protected by the idiotic state rule that said schools grades can drop only one letter grade, because other wise it would have dropped to a D or worse. She got five years, 2 Fs, 2 Ds and one dubious B and she is promoted while her replacement didn't even get a semester.
Has Mrs. Wright been reaasigned?
All in all 11 principals were reassigned.
From the Times Union
DUVAL COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS 2013-14 MID-YEAR PRINCIPAL CHANGES
Any school not listed below will keep its same principal
■ Tiffany Torrence, formerly at Ribault Middle School, is now assistant principal at Forrest High School.
■ Angela Maxey, formerly at Sallye Mathis Elementary School, is now principal at Ribault Middle School.
■ Kathleen Adkins, formerly assistant principal at Carter Woodson Elementary School, is now principal at Sallye Mathis Elementary School.
■ Jeff Collins, who was the interim principal at Finnegan Elementary School, is now principal at Highlands Elementary School.
■ Alan Due, who is returning from leave, is now principal at Joseph Finnegan Elementary School.
■ Kim Hayward, formerly at Highlands Elementary School, is now principal at R.L. Brown Elementary School.
■ Todd Simpson, formerly at R.L. Brown Elementary School, is now principal at Greenfield Elementary School.
■ Alvin Brennan, who is returning to the district from a region chief job in Charlotte, N.C., is now principal at First Coast High School.
■ Carol Daniels, formerly at First Coast High School, is now principal at Darnell-Cookman School of the Medical Arts.
■ Mark Ertel, formerly at Darnell-Cookman School of the Medical Arts, is now at the district’s school choice office.
■ Jamelle Wilcox, formerly assistant principal at Matthew Gilbert Middle School, is now principal there.
■ Evan Daniels, formerly at Matthew Gilbert Middle School, is now principal Andrew Jackson High School.
■ Michelle Floyd Hatcher, formerly at Andrew Jackson High School, is now principal at West Jacksonville Elementary School.
■ Nicole Townsend, formerly at West Jacksonville Elementary School, is now assistant principal at First Coast High School.