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Common Core preparation leads to principal reassignments
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 01, 2012 15:57 PM

As schools work toward fully implementing the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), academic leaders, such as principals, will play a key role in this process, according to the National Association of Secondary School Principals.

However, as the CCSS affects kindergartners through twelfth-graders, it is not just high school leaders who have to prepare their teachers and students for the new Standards. In fact, several districts are moving principals from one school to another in preparation for the Common Core.

This is the case with North Carolina’s Northampton County Schools, which will begin the new academic year with several principal reassignments, the Roanoke Rapids Daily Herald reported. According to Hans Lassiter, the district’s public information officer, the changes reflect these individuals’ readiness to transition to the CCSS.

For instance, Barbara Stephenson, who served as principal of Willis-Hare Elementary School, will become principal at Gaston Middle School.

"As we continue to make unprecedented progress in student achievement in our schools, I believe it is imperative that we continue to place caring, effective and quality educational leaders in our schools to partner with our teachers, staff, students, parents and communities to exact positive change and growth in our schools," Eric C. Bracy, Northampton’s superintendent, told the news source.