This article was originally published in The Notebook. In August 2020, The Notebook became Chalkbeat Philadelphia.
For two tumultuous years, an alarming number of schools in the School District of Philadelphia opened with new principals at the helm. This year, there have been far fewer principal departures.
Come fall, 29 of 224 District schools will open with new principals, according to the most recent list of school principal assignments released earlier this month. Last year, one-fifth of all schools had new leaders; the year before that, a quarter of them did.
Six of the 29 schools did not yet have new principals chosen when the list was published.
Of the 23 principals already named, 14 will be new to their schools this year. Five of those 14 are also new to the School District. Eleven of the 23 appointees are first-time school leaders.
Below is the list of schools that will see new principals this coming school year.
Editors’ note: An earlier version incorrectly reported a change in the principalship at Lowell School. David Lugo is remaining as principal of Lowell. We regret the error.
|School||2014-15 Principal||2015-16 Principal|
|Baldi Middle||Eugene McLaughlin||Luke Hostetter|
|Blankenburg Elementary||Yvette Jackson||TBD|
|Bregy Elementary||Christopher Wiler||Shakeera Warthen|
|J. H. Brown Elementary||Ellen DeNofa||Arthurea Smith|
|Cook-Wissahickon Elementary||Melanie Lewin||TBD|
|Cooke Elementary||Lisa Bell-Chiles||TBD|
|F. S. Edmonds Elementary||Sharon Finzimer||TBD|
|Elkin Elementary||Mary Sanchez||Evelyn Nunez|
|Feltonville Intermediate||Lisa Matthews||TBD|
|Feltonville School of Arts & Sciences||Michael Reid||John Piniat|
|Frankford High||Reginald Fisher||Michael Calderone|
|Gideon Elementary||Jeannine Hendricks||Shaunneille Taylor|
|Hackett Elementary||Randi Klein-Davila||Todd Kimmell|
|Harding Middle||Michael Calderone||Mary Sanchez|
|Kensington International Business||Patricia Parson||Renato Lajara|
|Kensington Urban Academy||Jovan Moore||Renato Lajara|
|Kirkbride Elementary||Victoria Magness||Rebecca Julien|
|Lincoln High||Donald Anticoli||Jack Nelson|
|Lingelbach Elementary||Marc Gosselin||Lisa Matthews|
|Grover Washington Middle||Terry Pearsall-Hargett||Jovan Moore|
|Martha Washington Elementary||Michael Smith||Allayna Ratliff|
|Mitchell Elementary||Cheryl Hackett||Stephanie Andrewlevich|
|Morris Elementary||Kathleen Dopkin||TBD|
|Overbrook High||Angela Thompson||Yvette Jackson|
|Sheppard Elementary||John Piniat||Marisol Rodriguez|
|Steel Elementary||Mary Bonner||Jamal Dennis|
|The LINC||Chris Black, Franny Deal||Bridget Bujak|
|Vare-Washington Elementary||Carolyn Williams||Zachary Duberstein|
|Wright Elementary||Shauneille Taylor||Jeannine Hendricks|