LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A longtime educator with Jefferson County Public Schools has been named the new principal of Breckinridge-Franklin Elementary, but she won't take over until mid-May.

Cathy Bosemer, who is currently the assistant principal at Fern Creek Elementary School, was selected as Breckinridge-Franklin's new principal during a Monday night site-based decision making council meeting and approved by Superintendent Donna Hargens on Tuesday.

Bosemer will replace Allyson Vitato, who was named the principal of the new Norton Commons Elementary School in February

Tiffeny Armour, the human resources director for JCPS, said Bosemer won't take over at Breckinridge-Franklin until May 14, which is after state testing. Vitato will oversee the school until then, Armour said.

According to her bio on the Fern Creek Elementary website, Bosemer taught and served in multiple leadership roles for 19 years in Jefferson County at Doss, Seneca and Ballard high schools and served as an associate principal for six years in Oldham County at South Oldham High School.

She received her bachelor’s degree in English at Eastern Kentucky University in 1986 and her master’s degree in secondary education and reading specialist certification from University of Louisville in 1990.

Vitato has been the principal at Breckinridge Franklin Elementary School since 2010. 

Neither Bosemer nor Vitato could be reached for immediate comment on Wednesday.

Meanwhile, construction is continuing on the new Norton Commons Elementary School, which will have a capacity of 650 students, although it's only expected to have approximately 400 students when classes begin this fall. It will be the district's 92nd elementary school and the first new facility to open since Ramsey Middle School opened in 2008. 

Reporter Antoinette Konz can be reached at 502-585-0838 or @tkonz on Twitter.

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