Browning's shake-up moves more Pasco school district staffers
LAND O' LAKES - The pieces continue to fall into place for Superintendent Kurt Browning's reorganization of the Pasco County School District. Two principals are being moved to district headquarters to take on new roles, and Assistant Superintendent Renalia DuBose will have the revised title of executive director for administration. The school board is set to vote on Browning's recommended changes Tuesday. DuBose, who has been assistant superintendent for administration since 2006, is being shifted into a new job with a similar name because her current position no longer exists under Browning's revamped administration.One of Browning's first moves when he took office in November was to reduce the number of assistant superintendents from four to two. He brought in former district administrators Ray Gadd and Amelia Van Name Larson to fill those roles. Browning has been doling out new duties for the former assistant superintendents whose positions were eliminated under the reorganization. DuBose worked in various jobs for the Hillsborough County School District before coming to Pasco, including serving as that district's director of training and staff development. Meanwhile, Monica Ilse, who has been principal of Anclote High School since it opened in 2009, is being promoted to one of four learning community executive director jobs that Browning has created. Each is responsible for a group of schools, which are divided geographically across the county. Browning previously appointed Dave Scanga and Beth Brown to two of the learning community executive director jobs. Ilse, who has worked for the school district since 1997, also has been principal of Land O' Lakes High School and Irvin Education Center. Also, Kara Smucker, principal of Gulf Highlands Elementary since 2011, is being transferred to district headquarters to serve as a principal coach. Smucker has worked in Pasco County since 1993. Before moving to Gulf Highlands, she was principal at Lake Myrtle Elementary for four years.
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