LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- On Monday, Jefferson County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Donna Hargens appointed a new leader for The Academy @ Shawnee.

Vinita Benboe was named as the school's new principal, according to a news release.

Benboe has 24 years of experience. Since 2005, she has served as the assistant principal of Moore Traditional School.

The news release cites colleagues who describe Benboe as, "a team player who is determined, organized, compassionate and tenacious."

"We are pleased she has accepted this assignment, and we are confident she will be committed to the faculty, students and the Shawnee community," the release continues.

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