32 District schools to get new principals
by Benjamin Herold for the Notebook and WHYY/Newsworks
Thirty-two District schools will have new principals this year, according to information released last week.
Linda Cliatt-Wayman, until recently the head of the District's academic division overseeing high schools, will become principal of Strawberry Mansion High, set to undergo major changes this year after the closing of nearby Rhodes and FitzSimons High Schools.
Daniel Peou will become the new principal of Furness High, where he is both an alum and a former assistant principal. Peou is replacing Timothy McKenna, who will be the new principal at Central High after the retirement of Sheldon Pavel.
Across the District, leadership turnover has been a hot topic in recent weeks.
In June, the School Reform Commission heard from frustrated principals during its "strategy, policy, and priority" meeting on the topic.
And in April, local groups ACTION United and Education Voters of Pennsylvania released separate reports raising concerns about turnover in Philadelphia's principal corps.
A complete list of the principal changes is below.
|Barry Elementary||Robin McCoy-Wilkins|
|Ben Franklin HS||Greg Hailey (acting)|
|Bok HS||Barbara McCreery|
|Bryant Elementary||Roy McKinney|
|Carnell Elementary||Hilderbrand Pelzer|
|Catharine Elementary||Patricia Hunter|
|Central HS||Timothy McKenna|
|Childs Elementary||Eileen Coutts|
|Dobbins HS||Toni Damon|
|Edison HS||Charles Baltimore (acting)|
|Ethel Allen Promise Elementary||Stefan Feaster-Eberhardt|
|Ferguson Elementary||Carol Williams|
|Fitler Academics Plus Elementary||Anthious Boone|
|Fulton Elementary||Jala Olds-Pearson|
|Furness HS||Daniel Peou|
|HA Brown Elementary||Connie Carnivale|
|Henry Elementary||Fatima Rogers|
|Heston Elementary||Angela Gaddie-Edwards|
|J.B. Kelly Elementary||Chris Byrd|
|Kenderton Elementary||Robert Rouse|
|Leidy Elementary||Gina Steiner|
|Lowell Elementary||David Lugo (acting)|
|Mayfair Elementary||Guy Lowery|
|McMichael Elementary||Brian Wallace|
|Penrose Elementary||Huie Douglas|
|Pennypack House||Barbara Wells|
|Pratt Elementary||Leta Johnson|
|Richmond Elementary||Susan Rozanski|
|Southwark Elementary||June Tran|
|Strawberry Mansion HS||Linda Cliatt-Wayman|
|Webster Elementary||Robert Frazier (special assignment)|
|Wright Elementary||Shauneille Taylor|