STOW: Superintendent Russell Jones is calling a series of administrative moves within Stow-Munroe Falls schools a “win-win” for the district.
The changes include:
• Woodland Elementary Principal Brenda Harris will leave the school to assume the new position of director of library services for the district.
• Lakeview Intermediate Assistant Principal MaryLou Muckleroy will become interim principal at Woodland.
• High school teachers Evelyn Haught and Tasha Stanton will share the administrative duties at Lakeview while continuing with their teaching duties.
Haught holds an administrative license; Stanton is fulfilling the requirements to complete her licensing.
Jones said the appointment of Harris will help resolve a significant issue in the district. Due to previous reductions, there are three librarians for nine buildings.
Harris told Jones she had an interest in providing library services districtwide and presented a proposal that he said showed “a lot of merit” and would benefit students.
Her duties will include securing grants, creating partnerships with Kent State University and the University of Akron, and developing a peer reading and mentoring program between high school and elementary school students, the district said in a written statement.
“We have a great team of teachers and administrators in this district, and I am happy to be able to support their leadership and career goals,” Jones said. “Mrs. Harris has contributed significantly to the education of our elementary students, and Mrs. Muckleroy has demonstrated outstanding leadership abilities.
“This shift in administrative roles will allow our principals and up-and-coming administrators to continue furthering their education and growth within our district,” he said.
Heather Beyer can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.