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Pasco elementary schools to see principal shifts

The Pasco County school district has advertised two elementary school principal openings as two longtime leaders plan to retire in the coming months.

The superintendent's staff has recommended moving Gulfside Elementary principal Jeanne Krapfl into the vacancy created with the departure of Margie Polen from Deer Park Elementary.

Krapfl has led Gulfside since spring 2016, after a three-year stint running Cypress Elementary. Polen has worked for the district since 1999, running several elementary schools including Gulf Highlands and Shady Hills during her tenure. She recently received some attention for her efforts to change Deer Park's behavior system.

The Gulfside job is now posted, along with one for New River Elementary.

Lynn Pabst, the only principal New River has ever known, announced in October her plan to retire in January after 33 years with the district.

District officials said they intend to have replacements for both Pabst and Krapfl before they leave their schools.

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