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Eleven new principals named in JCPS, eight positions still vacant

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) – Today (July 14) is the first day back for elementary and middle school principals (and district-wide assistant principals) in Jefferson County Public Schools.

Several new principals have been named in the past few weeks and most will be new faces to students on the first day of school – Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014. Here is a list of the changes:

Jack F. Jacobs takes over at Bloom Elementary for Janice Bobo, who retired from JCPS. Jacobs was previously an assistant principal at Bloom.

Jamie Wyman takes over at Carter Traditional Elementary for Michael Alexander, who is now an assistant director for student services in JCPS central office. Wyman was previously an assistant principal at Carter.

Tracy Barber takes over at Dunn Elementary for Patti Barron, who retired. Barber was previously the principal at Okolona Elementary School.

Faith Stroud takes over at Frost Middle. The position has been vacant for over a year. Stroud was previously the principal at Knight Middle School.

Sam Cowan takes over at Gilmore Lane for Cynthia Butterfield, who retired. Cowan was previously an assistant principal at Brandeis Elementary School.

Duan Wright takes over at Hartstern Elementary for Patsy Cox, who retired. Wright was previously an assistant principal at Hartstern.

Joseph Wood takes over at Indian Trail Elementary for Georgia Hampton, who is now an administrator in JCPS central office. Wood was previously an assistant principal at Layne Elementary.

Austain Allain takes over at Lowe Elementary for David Armour, who is now the principal at Kammerer Middle School. Allain was previously an assistant principal at Western Middle School.

Justin Matson takes over at Middletown Elementary for Patty Salyer, who retired. Matson was previously an assistant principal at Hawthorne Elementary School.

Linda Dauenhauer takes over at Tully Elementary for John Ansman, who is now an evaluation transition coordinator in JCPS central office. Dauenhauer was previously an assistant principal at Tully.

Bill Perkins takes over at Wilder Elementary for David Bodine, who retired. Perkins was previously the principal at Olmsted Academy North.

That leaves eight current openings for principals in JCPS. They include:

Carrithers Middle (Pat Gausepohl is retiring); Cochrane Elementary (Susan Haynes is retiring); Okolona Elementary; King Elementary (Julia Lewis is retiring Dec. 1 and will be in central office until then); Roosevelt Perry Elementary (Pam Howell has moved to a central office position); Shacklette Elementary (Candace McDaniel left to take a position with Oldham County Schools); Olmsted Academy North and Pleasure Ridge Park High (David Johnson retired).

Ballard High School principal Jim Jury will continue to help out at Male because David Mike is still the principal, pending the outcome of multiple investigations. Mike has been reassigned to central office.

Reporter Antoinette Konz can be reached at 502-585-0839 or @tkonz on Twitter.

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