With public school classes starting Tuesday, several campuses in Lakeland are getting new principals and assistant principals. They include:

  • Jesse Keen Elementary: Jennifer Dettling becomes principal. Previously she was acting principal there and earlier was assistant principal at Dundee Elementary Academy.
  • Griffin Elementary: Keila Pagan Cartagena will be assistant principal. Previously she was school-based coach at Horizons Elementary.
  • Lincoln Avenue Academy: Kacy Brown Willis will be assistant principal. Previously: school-based coach at Spessard Holland Elementary.
  • Philip O’Brien Elementary: Charlie Huntley moves from acting principal to  principal. Earlier, he was assistant principal at Oscar J. Pope Elementary.
  • Padgett Elementary: Shawn Livingston will be assistant principal. Previously: an assistant principal of Real Academy.

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