MARIETTA – The Cobb County School Board approved Cobb Superintendent Dr. Michael Hinojosa’s recommendations to name three new heads of schools during a special called meeting at Hillgrove High early this morning.
The board met during prior to the 2012 Leadership Kick-Off gathering at Hillgrove in Powder Springs in order to name the three new hires for Lindley 6th Grade Academy, Lost Mountain Middle and Belmont Hills Elementary.
With only four of the seven members present and after meeting in executive session for 10 minutes to talk about the superintendent's recommendation, they approved moving Candace Wilkes from assistant principal at Allatoona High to Lost Mountain, Travis Joshua from assistant principal at Smitha Middle to Lindley 6th Grade and Bertha Nelson from assistant principal at Cartersville City Primary in Cartersville to Belmont Hills.
Lynnda Eagle, David Morgan and Tim Stultz were absent from the meeting.
Additionally, they approved a request of retirement from Allatoona High Principal Scott Bursmith. He will retire effective Dec. 1.
The board was supposed to hire a new Chalker Elementary principal but Cobb Superintendent Dr. Michael Hinojosa did not make a recommendation for that hire.
Please check tomorrow’s MDJ to find out more about the reassignments and new hires.