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Superintendent of Clay County appoints 12 new principals

Other news: Recipient of 2017 ISTE award, new administrative appointments in Danville, major changes in Marion County
Superintendent of School District of Clay County Addison Davis appointed 12 new principals.
Superintendent of School District of Clay County Addison Davis appointed 12 new principals.

Addison Davis, superintendent of the School District of Clay County in Florida, appointed 12 new principals for eight elementary schools, two junior high schools and two high schools to improve teaching and learning.

The appointees include five district assistant principals who were promoted to principal and three principals who were transferred to new schools. He also brought in three principals from nearby Duval County Public Schools and one from the Bradford County School District.

Rafranz Davis won the 2017 International Society for Technology in Education award for outstanding leadership. Davis was recognized as executive director of professional and digital learning at Lufkin ISD in Texas.

She was also chosen in part for her keynote addresses, interactive panels and presence at events sponsored by tech giants like Microsoft, Google and Adobe in addition to ISTE. Davis is an Apple Distinguished Educator, TED ED Innovative Educator,  Raspberry Pi Certified Educator, Google Certified Innovator and NSBA 20 to Watch in Ed Technology.

Virginia’s Danville Public Schools Superintendent Stanley Jones has announced new administrative appointments for the district’s 2017-18 school year to improve learning.

These appointments include four principals, an associate principal, assistant principal, coordinator of alternative education programs, and coordinator of career and technical education at two elementary schools, two middle schools, a high school and an education program.

Heidi Maier, superintendent of Marion County Public Schools in Florida, is making major changes in her first year.

She has introduced new high school logistics programs to help students meet local workforce needs and be more prepared for college, and has mandated 20 minutes of recess daily at every elementary school to help students stay focused during the day.

Maier also hired 23 new principals for the 2017-18 year based on each school’s needs. She has also suspended previously required assessments to provide more instructional time.