New Principals Are Ready

New Principals Are Ready and Set to Achieve Their Goals
Posted on 08/06/2019
sixteen new principals

Several new principals are geared up to take the lead at a handful of schools in the District, for the start of the 2019-2020 school year. A few of the principals were introduced at the June 19 school board meeting, accompanied by their respective regional superintendents.

While some are replacing retiring principals, transitioning from other schools, or receiving promotions into their new roles, what they all have in common is a commitment to their new schools, students, and communities.

“Thank you very much for the opportunity and the trust to lead this amazing school,” said Ed Capitano, the new principal of West Boca Raton Community High School. “It is an honor and privilege to be at the helm of this school, it's a great community, amazing faculty and staff, and the students are just incredible.”

For the 2019-2020 school year, the District is promoting an inspiring theme, encouraging everyone to set goals and identify key objectives they want to accomplish this school year and beyond. That theme was on full display at the board meeting, setting a tone of motivation and enthusiasm.

“I teach students every day to set goals, to work hard, and that success will follow,” said Kelly Patrick the incoming principal at Meadow Park Elementary School. “I'm so proud to be able to set that example for students [at my school] and I look forward to the opportunity.”

New Principals, Beginning 2019-2020 School Year

• Citrus Cove Elementary School – Dr. Natalie Cromwell

• Crystal Lakes Elementary School – Laura Green

• Egret Lake Elementary – Dionne Napier

• Hagen Road Elementary School – Bernadette Standish

• Independence Middle School – Eric Lundman

• Indian Ridge School – Eugene Ford

• Loggers’ Run Community Middle School – Krista Hierholzer

• Meadow Park Elementary School – Kelly Patrick

• New Horizons Elementary School – Dana Pallaria

• Omni Middle School – Nikkia DeLuz

• Rosenwald Elementary – Bruce Hightower

• Royal Palm School – Jennifer Corcoran

• Spanish River Community High School – Allison Castellano

• Suncoast Community High School – Kathryn Koerner

• West Boca Raton Community High School – Edmund Capitano

• West Riviera Beach Elementary School – Dr. Alisha McKnight

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